Superman gets the Dark Knight treatment, courtesy of producer Christopher Nolan and Watchmen director Zack Snyder. Fans still seem a little on the fence about giving the blue boy scout the ‘serious and brooding’ makeover, but by the looks of this latest trailer www.n77d58w76d19.com/ the required amount of tall building in a single bound leaping and bullet out-speeding will be present and correct. Man of Steel takes flight June 14, 2013.
Category Archives: Posters
I’ve always been a sucker for a nice infographic, and when it’s all about music my world is complete. Manchester agency Dorothy have just released two rather attractive prints based on colours that feature in popular (and not so popular) music. The Colour of Song features almost 600 song titles (Back in Black, Blue Velvet, etc.). The Colour of Popular Music features colourful bands and pop acts (Black Sabbath, Simply Red – you get the idea).
Both prints loosely resemble vinyl records, and would look splendid side by side on my dining room wall. Heated debates over a glass of Merlot – everyone’s happy.
Dorothy has also spoilt us in the past with other similar projects – their Film Map is another favourite of mine (there’s an empty wall just above the staircase).
Visit their online shop for more great design pieces.
Finally for now, a ‘bit’ of fun with a series of 8-bit video game style movie posters from Eric Palmer. Would make for a great picture quiz.
All of these posts were discovered through Flipboard for the iPad, which I’d highly recommend to anyone who’s not yet used it. A fresh and intuitive way to view the content and updates you want to see in a digital magazine format.
As the James Bond team gear up for Skyfall, 007′s latest outing, they’re also celebrating 50 years since Sean Connery first donned the tux way back in Dr No. Artist Matt Needle‘s captured five decades of Bond adventure in this poster. The idea may not be new, but I like the execution, especially some of the more subtle references.
A fun series of rainbow portraits of iconic movie figures, and a few other pop culture favourites besides. The artist is Nicky Barkla who, apparently, is *offtoseethewizard
I don’t post as much as I should, so here are a few items that caught my eye in one batch, starting with a great series of Star Wars Identities posters showcased recently at the Montreal Science Centre. The detail making up the larger images in these posters is fantastic, and there’s a full collection to enjoy here.
I attended the Typo London conference last week. The event which hosted a wide range of speakers from Neville Brody to Lawrence Weiner, had the theme of ‘Places’ but to be honest was much broader than that. It was brilliantly facilitated by Erik Spiekermann and Adrian Shaughnessy (among others) and was easily the best conference I’ve been to in some time. One of the best things about it was that most of the speakers stayed for the duration and watched the other presentation, which created a real feel of community.
It’s the first time this event has been held in England, having previously been in Berlin and judging by the feedback from everyone, it looks like it’s going to return to the capital next year. I will be putting together a presentation covering all the amazing talks which will be shared here but for the time being here’s additional reading about it from Creative Review and Design Assembly.
Andy Neal has been in touch to let us know about a collaborative student project that has become this years UCF A0 promotional course poster. Check out the making of it here – I found the course to be a careful balance of theory and practise a with a massive emphasis on ideas generation and thinking. If you’re a student considering where to go to study graphic design, illustration etc. Falmouth should be right up there on your list.
Following on from Phil’s recent UP retro posters I though I’d share these