British designer and artist Stephen Wildish has created these great and challenging movie alphabets, organized by decade. You'll certainly recognize some, but the task is surprisingly hard.
How many can you guess?
"Swissted" is NY-based designer's Mike Joyce ode to two of his most beloved passions: punk rock and Swiss modernism, two movements, he notes, "that have absolutely nothing to do with one another."
Mike redesigned vintage flyers from actual punk rock, hardco
re, and indie rock concerts
The College for Creative Studies has released this amazing series of ads that show parents the dangers of letting your kids experiment with art.
Sometimes, a dollar bill isn't enough.
Artist Jason Hauser decided to take a different approach to honor the founding fathers and other heroes of U.S. history...by depicting them in various stages of total badassery.
Teddy Roosevelt battles bigfoot, George Washington becomes a zombie hunter, and Abe Lincoln touts the Emancipation Proclamation atop a grizzly bear...
French pop culture blogger Christophe Courtois has seen a lot of movie posters. So many, in fact, that he began to notice a few trends.
No, not just the over use of Trajan, but the fact that a lot of them are, well, exactly the same...
Most interesting, Courtois notes the similiarities in types of movies, like the abundance of yellow in art house cinema:
I hadn't heard the news, but apparently NBC has shelved its current most creative and original series, Community. It hasn't been cancelled, but new episodes are not being produced, and it's time slot will be filled by the returning 30 Rock. And yes, Whitney is still airing, albeit not on Thursdays.
To show support for the inventive series, Vulture has created an old fashion poster campaign.
All politics aside, Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies are the epitome of "guy flicks". And what Arnold movie doesn't come with a handful of classic one-liners? Kyle Kargov took some of the best quotes and spiced them up with some whimsical typography.
French artist and illustrator Grégoire Guillemin created these incredible "retro modern" superhero posters, taking clear influence from Bauhaus and Art Deco movements and 1930s advertising. He says, "As the name suggests, this is an "exercise in style" or rather a confrontation between two cultures: a personal culture forged during my childhood through comics books (among others things) and a professional culture nourished with the beginning of advertising."
Pop Chart Labs, the great design firm/culture scholars that brought us The Many Varieties of Beer and The Splendiferous Array of Culinary Tools, have released their latest intensely researched poster - The Diabolical Diagram of Movie Monsters.
Anyone that has looked at samples of different fonts is probably familiar with this phrase that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
If you really think about it, though, jumping over a lazy dog isn't all that impressive. A fox that truly is quick could inevitably do something more impressive than that! Well let me introduce you to new and improved version of The Quick Brown Fox…
Using well-chosen and hand-sized type to convey cartographic relationships has been quite the trend over the last few years. I believe ORK posters were the front runners, and their work continues to be amazing.
But I love this fresh, reduced approach from Orange & Park.
Austrailian artist Thomas Pavitee has created an amazing interactive art experience: a connect-the-dots journey through the life of Michael Jackson, which includes the extremes of his physical transformation, from early 70s Jackson 5 frontman to late aughts This Is It Michael.
Check out this video to see how it works:
At first glance, this latest entry from PopChartLabs seems like more of the same...methodically organized, reductionist interpretations of popular media. I mean, how many haircuts can there be, really, beside Travis Bickle, Hedwig, and any iteration of Pam Grier in the 70s?
Turns out, a lot. And, yeah maybe, it is quite similar to other work, but who cares? It's pretty awesome.