Motion

Cause and Effect: Visualizing Sustainability

Thumbnail image for Cause and Effect: Visualizing Sustainability

Lester Brown, an American environmental analyst and founder of the Worldwatch Institute said: The communications industry is the only agency possessing the capacity to convey the knowledge necessary for sustainable development to the required extent and in the timeframe we have at our disposal. These words inspired the editors at Gestalten press to publish Cause […]

Read the full article →

Sleepwalkers

Thumbnail image for Sleepwalkers

(Click to enlarge) Sleepwalkers was a multimedia art experience created by Doug Aitken and presented at the MOMA in 2007. The exhibition was comprised of a series of 8 moving images that were broadcast on the exterior of the MOMA buildings and consisted of the stories of 5 individuals who represented every day citizens of […]

Read the full article →

Art of the Modern Movie Poster & Translating Hollywood

Art of the Modern Movie Poster & Translating Hollywood

(Guest review by Daniel Gray) As commercial art produced to sell another form of commercial art, film posters can often be crass, repetitive, disposable. They’re just adverts to convince you to sit in a dark room for a couple of hours, right? They’re all about big floating heads, questionable quotes from reviewers, mugging comedians accompanied […]

Read the full article →

The Advertising Concept Book

The Advertising Concept Book

What makes a good ad? What makes an award-winning creative idea? These days its easy to get distracted by fancy art direction and technological novelties, but when you strip all that away, does the idea still stand up? This is the essence of Pete Barry’s The Advertising Concept Book (Amazon: US|CA|UK|DE) in which you won’t […]

Read the full article →

Uncredited: Graphic Design & Opening Titles in Movies

Before motion graphics there was broadcast graphic design and before that title design for film. It is a vibrant area of design that has remained strangely undocumented. Most designers will know of the legendary Saul Bass, but many other title designers remain unknown. Uncredited: Graphic Design & Opening Titles in Movies by Gemma Solana and […]

Read the full article →

The Little Know-It-All

The Little Know-It-All from Gestalten is either a desk reference or a toilet book, depending on your reading preferences. With the tag-line of “Common Sense for Designers” it’s a book full of all the things you didn’t bother to pay attention to in design school and wish you had. Forgotten your colour theory? Can’t remember […]

Read the full article →