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Jan 16, 2012

Test Your Movie Knowledge with Film Alphabet Posters

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?

My scores:      

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Jan 13, 2012

Swissted: Punk Rock Music + Swiss Modernism

created at: 01/13/2012

"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

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Dec 07, 2011
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Dec 06, 2011

The United States of Beard Types

The Beardly has released a clever culture map of beard types by region. Check it out in full-size, and see if their detemination matches your experience.  

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Dec 05, 2011

This is Your Brain on Art School: Brilliant Advertising for Creative Education

The College for Creative Studies has released this amazing series of ads that show parents the dangers of letting your kids experiment with art.

   

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Dec 01, 2011

Past Presidents Kick Butt in Epically Patriotic 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...

   

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Nov 30, 2011

Minimalist Star Wars

Irish artist Keith Bogan gives some of pop culture's most iconic characters the minimalist treatment.

   

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Nov 28, 2011

Incredible Collages of Movie Poster Cliches

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:            

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Nov 22, 2011

A Poster Campaign to Help Save NBC's "Community"

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.

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Nov 15, 2011

Whimsical Typographic Illustrations of Arnold Schwarzenegger One-Liners

created at: 11/14/2011

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.

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Nov 10, 2011

Awesome "Retro Modern" Superhero Illustrations

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."

 

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Nov 08, 2011

The Diabolical Diagram of Movie Monsters

created at: 11/08/2011

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.

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Nov 03, 2011

Clever Minimalist Movie Posters

Arkansas-based artist Matt Owens recently completed a series of well-designed and tongue-in-cheek minimalist movie posters of some of his favorite films.

   

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Nov 03, 2011

The "Quick Brown Fox" Pangram Gets an Upgrade

created at: 11/02/2011

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…

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Oct 31, 2011

Star Wars Skulls!

Society 6 artist RLHoffman has created this minimalist and mostly adorable series of Star Wars characters imagined as skulls.

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Oct 20, 2011

Minimalist Philosophies

London-based designer Genis Carreras has created philographics - minimalist graphic explanations of various complex philosophies and other isms.

   

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Oct 19, 2011

A New Spin on Typographic Maps: Continent Prints

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.  

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Oct 05, 2011

The Most Popular Infographics on the Internet

If 2010 and 2011 were the year of any online phenomenon, they were the height of the infographic - highly visual organizations of, well, things that make you go "huh..."

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Oct 05, 2011

A Connect-the-Dots Life of Michael Jackson

created at: 10/05/2011

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:

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Oct 04, 2011

A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Hollywood: How Many Can You Name?

created at: 10/04/2011

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.  

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