Sometime ago I ran into these, but didn't have the chance to post them. I found some super amazing vector art made by this dude at tstout.com, and I couldn't even find his name, which is a bummer. He's got a fantastic style, really worth taking a look! At first, I thought he did just regular pieces, but for our delight, he makes his own version of movie posters! Mad Max 2, Robocop and The Thing are just some of the ones he picked and did a great job. Anyways, for more of his amazing work, simply visit this portfolio. We'll love it. Cheers! ;)
There are thousands of inspiration sources for an artist, may he/she be a musician, an actor/actress, a painter, or even a designer. Inspiration even surpasses the profession barriers and a painting may inspire a movie director, a picture may inspire a musician, and my favorite, a movie or a music may inspire a designer. It's everything out there to inspire us. Decades and decades of movies and music, each one in its own style, bringing cultural baggage to fulfill and influence us. It's no mistery that if you are really connected to movies, music, painting, or whatever it may be, it will at some point give you ideas... inspire you. Someone who really likes the 70's will turn to psicodellic art, use those chubby, groovy types, maybe use some disco as reference. In Brazil we call also add the Tropicália. A person really fond of the 80's (like the Abduzeedo Team), will use lots... and I mean LOTS of neon colors, like shock Pink, make me blind lime green or the panties blue (that's right... panties blue. That's how we call it in Brazil). The 80's games are also a good source of inspiration... Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda and all that. Of course, there are Van Halen, Scissor Sisters, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Goonies. God, I Love it. :) DVNO Video by Justice, clear example of retro inspiration Retro design will always be out there. Always. And for me the only two things that I can say for sure that are 2000's style, are movies and music. Otherwise, all I can see is retro... in fashion, design, etc. It worries me the possibility that in the future we might be remembered as the decade that didn't have its own, pure culture, something we could place along with the 80's and 90's. Of course, there are a few designers we could say that produce genuine 2000's works, but they are only a few. Star Wars has influenced lots designers and artists And I really want to be wrong about it, and I would like you guys to tell me a few things: Who do you think makes original 2000's art? What inspires you? A movie, a song an artist? Maybe the Beatles? The Godfather? Van Gough? I don't know, you tell me!! What is your favorite decade? The shaggadellic 70's? The neon thights big wigs 80's? Or the grunge new kids on the block 90's? We'd love to hear from you!! Cheers! Some Retro Inspiration Final Fight Arcade game Street Fighter 2 Arcade, a real classic in our memories River Raid in the Atari era.
The next best thing to watching movies is actually finding continuity errors, you fell like a treasure hunter, finding stuff that you're sure no one saw before. Here are a bunch of movies continuity bloopers, mistakes and errors for you delight! And of course, you might be asking yourself: "what the hell?"... well, chill out, this is just a test post! If you guys enjoy these, maybe there will be some cool stuff in the future, with better quality and all that. Please, we need your comments! How do you like it? And of course, do you know any more of this kind of bloopers? Not outtakes, but continuity errors... Hope you enjoy these! Cheers! ;) Harry Potter Commando Star Wars The Goonies Saw Stand by Me TMNT
Following our winner "The Best of 2008" series, today we've got plenty of posters for you guys! All the cool stuff... movies, Obama, and design in general! I hope you enjoy these! ;) Oh, and of course, feel free to comment posting more posters!! We'd love to see what other great posters we had during this year!! Another thing... since we don't get to celebrate 2 years all the time, today we're gonna have some awesome stuff for you guys! Be prepared. Cheers! DESIGN IN GENERAL
May 22nd is still a little far away, but the buzz for the latest installment of the Terminator franchise got huge with a full trailer released just a few days ago. We just couldn't let it pass unnoticed, so this is another post of our collection series! I don't have much to say about Terminator. It's been there for a long time, most of us have seen the last 3 movies, there are lovers, haters, and all that, but I'm a Terminator fan myself, and never miss a The Sarah Connor Chronicles episode, even if TSCC is a little bit cheesy. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! Cheers! ;) Terminator Trailer Terminator 2 Trailer Terminator 3 Trailer Terminator Salvation Trailer Terminator Genisys Trailer
This is probably one of the most common posts on Halloween, but I couldn't just turn my cinephile side down. And it isn't all about posters itself, but it's about good, classic movies. There are some horror movies that are part of my childhood, and building this post was actually pretty fun, 'cause I got to remember some badass horror flicks. From Candyman to the Amytville Horror, there are so many classics that it's really worth taking a look at this list just to remember how horrors were really cool sometime ago, and how we need a serious reboot for the entire genre for better quality movies. Of course, some of these are not that old, some are teenage horror (like the Faculty) but still, got me the goosebumps at some point of my life. Also, there are oldies and its remakes, like Romeros' zombie classics, and a bunch of first ones (usually, horror sequels suck bad, like the Scream ones). Hope you all enjoy it, and remember these awesome flicks! Cheers! ;) The only horror trilogy that is actually pretty damn scary.
Visiting big sites such fffound, Flickr and others, it becomes really obvious how huge Star Wars culture is. This is a friggin' endless source of inspiration. And since I know you won't read a second paragraph about Star Wars since there are pictures, I won't write one. Just check these out, for God's sake... seriously. And enjoy, of couse. Cheers! ;)
Some design trends are a big mystery for us. When the subject is movie poster, there are some things that tend to repeat from time to time. We even had a post about hand drawn movie posters some time ago. What about that weird trend of flying heads? You don't know what I'm talking about? Then you should probably pay more attention to action movies. Here's a little list of movies that got posters with flying heads. Casualties of War Space Cowboys A Few Good Men Courage Under Fire Rules of Engagement and so many others... So, just for us to chill out a little bit during our busy day, watch this clever video. Cheers! ;)
The Dark Knight keeps surprising us... first, it was the movie itself. Now, some products related to the epic are getting some attention. Hollywood have always got some good merchandising for their movie, specially when the subject is Action Figures. Action Figures have always been a big PART of our lives. Not our lives? Well, at least MY life. But if you can relate to that, than you'll probably get all jumpy when you get to see this sweet Joker action figure. Different from the first TDK action figures featuring the regular Joker outfit, this one features the Bank Robber version of our favorite villain. Update: I forgot to post the picture where it shows all the accessories... there is also an extra head, so that's why his expression and hair change. ;) Pretty cool, right? Yeah, yeah... but you just really realize who GREAT this action figure is just when you first get to see Joker's face. One problem about action figures of humans, is that most times the artist don't get to represent the actor's face perfectly. There's always that plastic toy look on it. But NOT THIS ONE. I was truly amazed when I saw the Joker's face. Not impressed yet? Then take a look at these 'portraits'... if you're not impressed easily, this will do just the trick: Take a good look at the 3rd one of the 2nd row. It's like a picture of Ledger's face. AMAZING. And like a good action figure, it comes with MANY extra acessories: Extra head with other expression and hair. Clown mask. Handgun with removable magazine. MK760 with removable magazine. Sling Bag Fragmentation grenade (x 4) Smoke grenade (x 3) 2 pairs of gloved hands Playing Cards Dollar Bills This is the secret of the "many faces". And for those just getting crazy about it, "The Joker, Bank Robber" version is brought to you by great Hot Toys, the same from "Mark 2" and "Mark 3" action figures. And just to finish this post the right way, if you are still not impressed about the Joker's AF, just take a look at this picture and think with yourself for a second whether or not this is a still from the movie. How about a magic trick? ;)
A strong trend for movie posters we've seen in the last months is hand drawn posters. Mostly used for indie movies, it's a really fresh kind of design, and I'm really loving it. Some of the greatest movies I've seen in the past 6 months had hand drawn posters and were indie... so I'll guess the I'm probably a sucker for that kinda movie anyways. Here is a little list of some of these great posters, most of them found at the Internet Movie Poster Awards. Better view.
Today is the grand opening of The Dark Knight, and we are all really excited! How much butt will this movie kick? A LOT. And to celebrate its opening, we're making a collection of all Batman Movies Posters (or just the best ones, as you wish). We had several Batman movies already, in which Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney played the Dark Knight. Keaton and Kilmer, in my opinion were really good, and even though Clooney is one hell of an actor, he was a lousy Batman. But I guess eveyone will agree when I say that Bale is the right man for the job, right? We've seen him playing the Batman we were all waiting for. Anyways, talking about posters, some are really terrible, like the one with Tommy Lee Jones as the Two-Face. I mean, seriously? We can totally see the evolution of graphic design here, where the two last films have really stunning posters, not reaveling too much, not being too corky or cheesy like Batman & Robin's posters. Well, just check them out! And long live Bale as the Batman. All these great posters were found at the best movie poster site out there: Movie Poster Awards. Every single movie poster we might ever want. ;) Batman (1989) - Michael Keaton Batman Returns (1992) - Michael Keaton Batman Forever (1995) - Val Kilmer Batman & Robin (1997) - George Clooney This feels sooo wrong. Batman Begins (2005) - Christian Bale The Dark Knight (2008) - Christian Bale