Category Archives: Film

Designer: Thomas Østerhus

Another contemporary designer I’ve come across for inspiration –  Thomas Østerhus, a norwegian graphic designer (portfolio here – definitely worth checking out just for the welcome image, even.) Really nice typographic work – some great aesthetics, and some really powerful concepts as well – I’m not entirely sure why, but I was a little captivated by the “word of mouth” piece, as well as “form”. Some really nice branding/identity for Bella Centre as well – like the less fixed use of the arrow logo image, used across different forms and combined with photography (but without the London 2012 logo/MTV logo changing logo-fill cliche)

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Reflections #3

A cover/poster design concept I made for my next (planned) experimental film, Reflections #3 – inspired by the idea of distorted reflections of reality, and representions in different media from fashion photography and mainstream film to pornography, that affect our own views of ourselves, image, relationships and sex – and influence our obsessions with “beauty”, romanticized relationships and manafactured sex. This idea first inspired me to experiment with scanning mirrors – in creating the abstract, fragmented image that I decided to use as the dominant image, with the red-shard motif something I hoped to carry on into the mise-en-scene and framing of the film. Definitely one of my favourite cover designs 🙂

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Luca Finotti

Just found this fantastic fashion video director/editor, Luca Finotti. This is one of his videos starring Sebastian Sauve for EY! Magateen. Absolutely love the fragmented, abstracted colours, rhythm and images – enthralling and quite experimental. The bold graphic images/motifs – circles especially, work really well – and could even be integrated into some kind of print design, still photography or branding.

Definitely worth checking out his portfolio here.

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Unseen Gaza – Why Not Associates

“Unseen Gaza” promo for Channel 4 by Why Not Associates – Was watching this again and just had to post it; once again Why Not Associates prove their fantastic creativity and innovation. (Is that a word?) The concept is inspiring, and the execution is flawless and clear.

Reflections #2 – Experimental Film

Experimental film project by me – Reflections #2. Thanks to Jacque and Jane.

Set up for my animation filming – using Dragon. Really love the simplistic, collaged aesthetic of the animation – using cut-out paper in a really homemade style. Also note the minimalist designs for the cat especially – at times only using the tail to suggest its presence. And made the fixed scale of the animation a lot easier.

Minimalist Planets

Minimalist Star Wars Planet prints by Justin Van Genderen – a contemporary American Graphic Designer. More of his work here: http://www.2046design.com/

“Chicago-based designer Justin Van Genderen, a.k.a. 2046 Design, releases this series of posters entitled Star Wars Galaxy. Feauturing graphic design/illustrations of some of Star Wars more popular destinations, this is a must-see for any Star Wars geek. “

I love the concept behind these. Graphic Design made with a fictitious brief – or, in fact, no brief at all.

What did you make them for? Was it a school project? Or were they commissioned work? Just for kicks? This series was made entirely for my own enjoyment. I’m constantly trying out new design styles and techniques to stay on top of my craft. After watching the original Star Wars trilogy and thinking of how old these movies must seem to the newer, younger generation of Star Wars fans the idea just came to me.” – (http://www.formatmag.com/news/justin-van-genderen-star-wars-galaxy/)

Daniel Eatock – BB9

Big Brother 9 Advert – Shattered Glass logo designed by Daniel Eatock.

Celebrity Big Brother 2010 Teaser – Playing on the iconic logo with flames.

Wong Kar-Wai

A tribute to Wong Kar-Wai’s film-making. Including “Chungking Express” – possibly my all-time favourite film.

“Since 1989, Wong Kar-wai has directed seven feature films and won numerous awards, including the best director’s prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for Happy Together.

Wong Kar-wai’s latest film is In the Mood for Love (花樣年華, lit. “Flower Like Years”). He is currently completing the science fiction film 2046 for release in 2004.

In 2001 Wong Kar-wai directed the short-film The Hire: The Follow as part of the BMW films initiative.

Feature-Films Filmography
2046 (2004) (filming)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Happy Together (1997)
Fallen Angels (1995)
Ashes of Time (1994)
Chungking Express (1994)
Days of Being Wild (1990)
As Tears Go by (1988)

Awards
Best Director, 1997 Cannes Film Festival
Best Foreign Film, 2001 César Award
Screen International Award, 2000 European Film Awards”

– (http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Kar-wai_Wong.html)