If original vintage Polish and Turkish film posters are your thing, then you’ll want to check out Eye Sea Posters, which sells originals and is a great source of some of the bizarre film artwork produced by established artists in the 60s and 70s. Originating from a time when the Polish film industry was regulated by the Communist state and artists were commissioned to produce unique artwork individual to a film; photographic stills and advertising a film’s main stars weren’t a requirement and this gave way to some really creative interpretations of a film’s imagery.
Plenty of inspiration to be found there…
An interesting article about the rise of the alternative movie poster in today’s Independent after last night’s Oscars. Perhaps due to an onset of boredom in response to the glossy sameness of Hollywood movie posters, and a decreased emphasis on book and album cover art in our Kindle and iTunes age, alternative TV and movie posters are on the rise. Typically picking up on a singular memorable detail from the film, or recreating the film’s visual style, alternative posters are usually created as a hobby and shared online. Showcasing individuals’ own interpretations, alternative posters can garner large followings – some creators are even selling their alternative posters online.
The rise of the alternative poster is in no small way helped along by a sense of being ‘in on the joke’, as often the imagery featured is only recognisable by somebody who has seen the film. Unlike Hollywood film posters, the alternative movie poster is rarely descriptive “if you haven’t seen it, it doesn’t make sense”, says Albert Exergian, the creator of alternate TV show posters. Also check out the treasure trove of alternative posters for almost every film you could ever think of at the Home of Alternative Movie Posters.
IDN, the legendary Hong Kong based design journal got in touch recently to feature the Not My Type show we curated back in April. Inviting 35 illustrators, artists and designers to each interpret a letter from the alphabet (and a few extra characters). Along with everyone here at Fluid, additional contributors included Jon Burgerman, I Love Dust, Sam Pierpoint, Lewes Harriot, Dan Westwood and members of The Outcrowd.
Whether we know it or not, we all grew up with Michael Manoogian’s design work in our lives. Since the late 1960s, Manoogian has been hand-crafting stunning and time-tested typographic logos for clients in the music and entertainment industries. Kenny Rodgers, Stevie Nicks, Lionel Richie have all had the Manoogian touch.
His sketches and concepts are what really grabbed our attention, Some amazing designs and an insight into the working of a design legend. See the interview in over HERE, and be sure to check out the rest of the blog, It’s a well curated collection of graphic design artifacts and inspirations from the 1960′s – 1980′s
Typetoken is a new online magazine that asks you to join its journey into the symbolic world of typography. The site showcases, discusses and reviews the world of typography, icons and visual language. Have a look and see @ Typetoken
We do lots of work for videogames and we like fonts, so why not combine them! Perhaps those were the very thoughts of Brazilian designer and illustrator Maicon Costa when he created this alphabet made up entirely of classic videogame characters and icons. Can you name them all? Check here for the answers, and no, there wont be any prizes…
The A-Z always get a lot of airtime in the design world, This website aims to show a little love to the aesthetic of numerals. Very niche but an visually informative resource none the less.