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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Noir

Today I am changing a bit of the focus of the posts to focus strictly on the much anticipated launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Opening in theaters here in the US tomorrow, I felt compelled to celebrate the latest chapter in Star Wars history. In lieu of posting regular fan art I had to post about the work that Marko Manev posted which merges another of my passions, Noir style. The artworks are quite inspiring, simple, elegant and of course noir. Marko Manev, born 1985 in Skopje, Macedonia is a conceptual mixed-media artist, graphic designer & illustrator. He graduated in fine arts and has worked as a graphic designer in advertising. Manev has initiated and has taken part in several NGOs and cultural organizations where he worked as a lecturer and an executive director. Also, he has written and illustrated several short story comic books. Manev is an active artist both in the fine art and in the pop-culure tribute art scene. Currently he is working as a freelance designer and illustrator, creates limited edition prints and movie posters For more information about Marko's work check out http://www.markomanev.com/

Stylish Black and White Photos

Stylish Black and White Photos

After a while I decided to check out Flickr for some photography inspiration. The first thing I noticed is how cool Flickr looks, very focused on the images, quite different than the web 2.0 days where the community and user interaction was the most important thing. Anyway for this post I want to share some quite stylish black and white photos, with that noir feel. I am using the embed code for photos that Flickr uses so let's see how that looks. For more information about the photos make sure to click on them and visit the photographers profiles.

Black and White Inspiration

Black and White Inspiration

The new Sin City movie is scheduled to be released in a couple of weeks and from the latest trailer it is looking fantastic. I love the black and white, high contrast style and I am playing with some concepts inspired by that for a new ABDZ poster. So for this post I will share some images with that sort of noir style.

Noir Series by Marko Manev

Noir Series by Marko Manev

Marko Manev is a mixed media artist, illustrator and graphic designer from Skopje, Macedonia. He has been doing a superb illustration series entitled NOIR, it’s a collection of fan art about famous TV and movie characters. Truly enjoyed the art direction and execution behind every single piece and you definitely will as well! Links More info about Marko Manev: http://www.markomanev.com Follow Marko on Behance: http://www.behance.net/markomanev

Noir Photography Inspiration

Noir Photography Inspiration

Today I want to share with you a selection of really cool photography inspired by the Film Noir style. This style brings me back so much memories from my childhood watching movies like, Blade Runner, Dick Tracy, even the 1989 Batman by Tim Burton. Later on Sin City reproduced the style with perfection. Well, in theory to achieve the style we just need some black and white photos with high contrast of light and shadows, but predominance of dark. It sorts of reminds me the Baroque style in painting, especially the work of Caravaggio. So in this post I selected some images to illustrate this style and hopefully inspire you. is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression. Noir 2 by Bart van Meele Noir Window by Sarah Le Feber Noir Detective by Snow Blind Noir Still Life Film Noir by :James P: Film noir homage, Raymond Chandler, Robert Mitchum, "Farewell, My Lovely," 1975, adult bookstore, Las Vegas, Nevada by David Lee Guss Film noir homage, "The Unsuspected," 1947, Olympic Hotel, Long Beach, California by David Lee Guss Film Noir - Rob Galland by Will Stotler À La Film Noir by Daniel Fone New York Noir by Bobby Plasencia Film Noir - Picture 4 of 5 by mandragor.de Film Noir 1 by leonie-- My Students' Work: Film Noir by Mik Milman

Noir Series by Sit Haiiro

Sit Haiiro did recently an exhibition with the name Noir. His artworks are not only extremely well-executed but seem to be tied with themes such as life, death, decay, nature and fashion on a really singular way. You can see more incredible artworks from Sit on his Website.