Trappist 1 was found last week, but you can visit the website now

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

Trappist 1 poster, by NASA

Well that was quick. Within days of NASA revealing that Trappist 1, an ultra cool dwarf star thirty-nine light years from the Sun, was found to be hosting seven earth-like planets, the star, and its solar system, already has a website.

No sign – yet anyway – of a social media presence though. I expect someone will soon point out to the powers that be of the Trappist 1 system, that this is detrimental to their brand, and inhibits engagement between them and their clients.

Clients? Sure, that would be anyone who intends to colonise the Trappist 1 planets. There’s also – already – some short stories inspired by the system, and a nice collection of posters. I’m impressed, this is a lot of work in a short amount of time.

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A movie poster everyday in 2016, by Pete Majarich

Wednesday, 11 January, 2017

Last year, Sydney based Advertising creative Pete Majarich designed a movie poster a day. That’s an impressive feat. See all of his images here.

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The best movie posters of 2016

Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

The LEGO Batman movie poster

The Internet Movie Database has whittled the list of contenders down to one hundred and fifty.

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Juan Ortiz’s vintage style posters for the original Star Trek TV show

Monday, 12 September, 2016

Vintage style Star Trek poster, by Juan Ortiz

Last Friday marked the fiftieth anniversary of the first television screening of Star Trek.

To commemorate the occasion, Juan Ortiz, an illustrator and designer, who has worked for Disney, and Warner Bros., has created eighty vintage style posters for each of the episodes from the show’s three series run. He has published all the designs in a book, Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz, but you see a selection of them at Creative Bloq.

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Your photo as a movie poster. Seriously

Thursday, 1 September, 2016

Movie poster photo

This is cool. A Reddit member, known aptly as Your_Post_As_A_Movie, will convert images that other members send in, into a poster for a fictitious movie.

You can first look at the original, or source photo, and then see the movie poster version.

As I have to duck out for the rest of the day, this is today’s last post. Back tomorrow. In the meantime check out the Instagram page, for more art and design-ery stuff.

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Visions of the Future, a NASA poster series promoting space travel

Thursday, 18 February, 2016

Artwork by NASA

I may have linked before to these NASA produced Visions of the Future, travel posters that promote, in a sense, space tourism, and journeys to other planets and moons in the solar system, as well as far beyond, but they’re worth another look.

They’re available for download, so you can print them out and put them up around the house, if you feel so inclined.

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Movie posters for the sequels that never were (to date that is)

Monday, 24 November, 2014

Mad Max prequel by Evan Yarbrough

The easiest part of producing a sequel, or prequel, for a film… creating the movie poster. Question, would we want to take the process any further? In some cases, no, I don’t think so…

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An animated case for animating movie posters

Friday, 23 May, 2014

What if movie posters were more like animated GIFs? There are just nine examples in this collection, yet somehow it no longer seems right that movie posters are not animated.

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2012 wasn’t a great year for movie posters but it wasn’t all bad

Friday, 18 January, 2013

Elena movie poster

A selection of the best movie posters from last year, as put together by Adrian Curry.

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Could the Ottoman Empire have conquered the box office?

Tuesday, 17 July, 2012

Oriental style Alien poster by Murat Palta

Istanbul based designer and illustrator Murat Palta has created a series of movie posters with an Ottoman styling.

Had Alien have been made in say 1453 – a red letter year, by the way, for the Ottoman Empire, but not the Byzantines – its poster may have looked a lot like the above image.

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