The ABCs of cinema

February 16, 2012 § 1 Comment

A video quiz this time to test our movie knowledge. Evan Seitz created an amazing animation video, where its letter of the alphabet represents a popular film. How many titles can you name?

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Pictograms are forever

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Not only diamonds are forever, pictograms as well. Designer Bryan Lenning has used only pictograms  to depict all 24 James Bond films.

Can you guess the titles just by looking at the icons?

via Design Taxi

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First quiz of the year

January 15, 2012 § 1 Comment

Our 2011 ended with a quiz: our last post of 2011 was Stephen Wildish ‘s 1980′s Film Alphabet, a graphic quiz testing our knowledge on pop-culture movies from the 80’s. Today’s post is the first quiz of the year and we decide to go with Stephen Wildish ‘s 1990′s Film Alphabet this time.

You know the procedure: Each letter and a movie title.

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Last quiz of the year

December 30, 2011 § 2 Comments

Last quiz of the year: Back to the eighties to test our knowledge and memory. Designer Stephen Wildish created the 1980′s Film Alphabet,  a great graphic that challenges our pop culture movie knowledge from the eighties.

Each letter and a movie. Can you recognise them?

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This is definitely a horror film

November 16, 2011 § 2 Comments

Well, it seems that each film genre has a design style of its own, or, to put it correctly, each film genre has the same design style. French film distributor Christophe Courtois gathered thousands of film posters and assembled them together just to point out that indie film posters are always yellow; there is always a (third) eye in horror films; all women wear red dresses in romantic comedies; people appear blindfolded in law and justice films -perhaps because justice is always blind?- and all nature documentary posters are blue.

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A life in film and design

November 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

In just a title, you have to capture the essence and give identity to a brand, a cover, a film. That’s why we can comprehend some of designers’ ‘peculiarities’ and that is the reason we love Saul Bass and his work: he managed to convey through graphic design the atmosphere of some of the greatest films of Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese.

His work is put together in a book, entitled Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design, designed by his daughter Jennifer Bass and written by distinguished design historian Pat Kirkham. The large tome covers more than 1,400 illustrations, covering classic films such as Anatomy of a Murder and Vertigo and many others never published before. To celebrate the release of the book, Ian Albinson created the following video, which highlights some of Bass’ most celebrated films.

via Visual News

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Cut. The last image

July 19, 2011 § 2 Comments

The film ends and you end up with the last impression, the last image of a movie. Wherethelovelythingsare blog collected the final frames of well known movies. Can you recognise them?goodwillhunting



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