Thursday, March 17, 2011

I will make a movie poster now

So here I sit, St. Patrick's Day, 10PM.

I need to write a paper for one class by "business close" tomorrow, which means it needs to be done tonight, since I work until businesses will be closed tomorrow. Since I need to wake up at 5:30 I decided that I am a responsible adult and cannot drink too much since I need to be coherent for work tomorrow. As a true adult, I decided to drink as much beer as possible (while wearing my rebellious red shirt with a small green dot instead of a green shirt).

Too many beers later I now sit in front of my computer contemplating what to write this paper about.

The paper is a creative brief for a movie poster, the movie is of our choosing. After I decided to be responsible and come home from bar time, I wanted to look through the movies I owned and see what posters I could make out of the choices given. I glanced through my VAST book/movie shelf to find the only movies that I own were "Rocky" movies 1-5, and Rocky Balboa. So of the six movies I own, 100% of them are starring Sly Stallone in his masterpiece.

A movie starring sly did not offer much hope for a design inspired poster. I dug deeper, into the much despised lower shelf, my hand hit a bit of plastic.
"Is this a movie case?" was my first thought
"Is this the best poster project ever?" was my hopeful thought

It turns out DJ Hero's DJ Turntable feels slightly like a movie case when a person is desperate.

(not a dvd case)

So I screamed to my roommate, "WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE BESIDES ROCKY?"
He responds, "Um, I dunno, Rounders?"

So therein lies the story of how the greatest "Rounders" movie poster ever was made.

My next post will include design in some way, I promise.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Typography Poster

So after a conversation I had with my good friend Antonette, I decided to update my blog. A more realistic goal for me is about once a month, but I will continue to try updating this twice a week.

Since today was my Typography class I decided to add a little typography to my blog, infused with both infographic and poster elements. It's the perfect storm of design!

This huge poster shows a timetable of when some of the most popular fonts were invented and where they were created, LA and New York seem to dominate the USA scene, but I am hoping for UBalt to get on the map soon enough.

Here is a close-up, just in case you are too blind to read the above version of the poster.