Tag Archives: graphic design

Movie Poster Design Trope: The Yin-Yang

“Hey, guys. I’ve got a great layout idea for a movie poster…”

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faultinourstars

Interesting side note: The man is always upside-down.

Can you recall any others? Send me links. This is very important stuff!


Halloween!

Halloween


Douche-Chill!

Just got my Blu-Ray & poster for the Arrested Development Documentary Project. It was many years in the making. Finally feels done. Cool seeing my artwork on all the stuff. Good job, Jeff & Neil!


Random Internet Things From The Internet 51

A recurring feature in which I present a collection of miscellaneous crap err, interesting things to look at that I have lovingly and carefully curated for your enjoyment. (more…)


Boston Marathon Bombing: Tragedy Merch

After a terrible event like the Boston Marathon bombing, certain things are sure to occur:
1. People want to help by purchasing or selling things. We, as Americans, generally like to express ourselves through consumerism.
2. People want to display their grief/solidarity/regional pride.
3. People will generate merchandise at an incredible rate in order to fill the demand, quality be damned.
Now, some of the items below might have their proceeds donated to charity (like One Fund, for instance), which I think is awesome. I’m not delving into the motivation behind these items (though I figure some are more noble than others). I just want to look at ‘em for a sec. The internet and print-on-demand allows for entire product lines to be created with just a few clicks. I think occasionally, we should pause and take a look at what’s being pumped out. (more…)


Graphic Designer Annoyance


Graphic Designer Annoyance: Putting a stroke around text because somebody doesn’t think there’s enough contrast between text color and background color.


Random Internet Things From The Internet 35

A recurring feature in which I present a collection of miscellaneous crap err, interesting things to look at that I have lovingly and carefully curated for your enjoyment. For some of these entries, I may have spent upwards of several minutes cutting and pasting a URL and possibly I have thought of a partially original sentence to accompany it. I hope you appreciate my efforts. (more…)


A Selection Of Recent Print Work

Oh, the jet-set life of the self-employed! I’ve been keeping busy and hustlin’ to pay off our recent house remodeling project. On the multimedia front, there’s been a bunch of animation work and even some audio/radio work, but I’m not posting any of that because I’m lazy. Instead, here are a few of the freelance print projects I’ve been working on for the last few months. (more…)


Catch QR Code FEVER!

“Who needs old-fashioned photographs of actual products for sale when we can have high-tech thingamabobs most people don’t understand or want to use?” — A client with a bad idea and an ad guy unwilling to tell him how bad it really is.
(photo: Tom M.)

(Side note: What exactly makes “brandfon” easy to remember? I’d think having a dealership named “brandfon” in the town of Branford would make it much much harder to remember.)

Related: The Super-Funnest Best Looking Pinterest Board Ever (via Katy W.)
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I LOVE CHICKEN SNACK

What Is Wrong Here
* “FlatJacks”? As in playing off the word “flapjacks”? As in pancakes?
* The phrase “Fully Cooked Chicken Snack”
* The stretched & skewed bad free ‘grunge’ typewriter font, and also the four miles separating the ‘A’ from the ‘C’ in “snack”
* The super 1980′s era representation of what a kid looks like, and also his eyebrows
* The scale of the kid’s hand in relation to the toaster (note that this is bad recycling of two separate pieces of art from the packaging)
* The kid’s fat creepy penis slug fingers
* Pressed & formed chicken slab! These look super gross.
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