First and foremost, this video is wonderfully made by motion design studio, Buck.
Infographic style, bright colored, clean layout, great transition, message enforced, cleverly done video. Great job.
Okie, now for the movie, Waiting for Superman is a documentary that will be released in early Fall. The topic – EDUCATION. Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) alarms us of the falling rate of the American education system.
A friend showed me this a while back. It’s simply astounding! It reminds me of William Kentridge’s work. I’m such a sucker for charcoal. I love the grittiness and the emotion behind a piece of charcoal work. This was actually done with a digital camera. Each frame is a picture of its own. Created by Diluvio.
The Russian Avant-Garde film poster movement is one of my favorite moments in history. I know, I know, most designers are influenced by Bauhaus and that whole shift of things but that never really called to me. It’s clean and pretty but, eh, never did it for me. Something about the lack of substance just doesn’t get my heart pumping. However, I love these film posters because there’s sooooo much you can say. The substance is incredible. The symbolic nature of every face always get me. When I think of who I want to be as a designer, I think of the Stenberg Brothers and many other designers of that time. I love the amount of symbolism, the quality of the work, the colors, the bizarreness of the whole thing, the angles, everything, it’s soooo unlike everything I was taught in school. So, from now on, I’m going to try and post regular Avant Garde film posters.
The avant garde nature of this era probably speaks more about me and of me than any other movement I’ve come across. I’m quirky like the eeriness of the movement.
So, I’m in Los Angeles right now and throughout the city are these funky looking benches at bus stops. They look like advisories of some sort. What caught my eye was the huge tagline that says Bus Bench for Humans Only. Haha – sounds odd right— I love the ads!!!!! If you go to the website provided you learn that it’s an ad for a movie called District 9 by Peter Jackson. Release Date: August 14.
“Thirty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa’s District 9 as the world’s nations argued over what to do with them.
Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. Control over the aliens has been contracted out to Multi-National United (MNU), a private company uninterested in the aliens’ welfare — they will receive tremendous profits if they can make the aliens’ awesome weaponry work. So far, they have failed; activation of the weaponry requires alien DNA.
The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when an MNU field operative, Wikus van der Merwe, contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable — he is the key to unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide: District 9. ”