I have come across previously cool posters of London Underground interpretations, and the Underground map can be a true source of inspiration based on the colour, station names, layout and just general excitement London can generate.
Growing up in London, I never really had a true grasp of where anything was physically, and my general consensus of the layout was based on the Underground map. The map however doesn’t give a true reflection of how far the stations are from in each other and there true layout on the city of London, until now….
I have been an avid follower of Josh Spear whilst he was at Cool Hunting, and then spun of on his own. He always digs out of the coolest stuff, and the latest is this series of prints by Matt W. Moore, at MWM Graphics.
The graphics are inspired by classic Rorschach Tests (Learn More) with hyper-colorful and psychedelic twists. The really fun part for me is that when asked “What do you see?” everyone has a different response.
Now Available in the MWM Graphics Online Shop, the prints are produced on heavy stock, signed & numbered (x/100), and shipped in sturdy tubes.
“You Can’t Spell Beautiful Without Be You” by wordboner.
I am not sure if it is the yellow, or the crease lines and shadows or the fonts – perhaps even the soppy quote, just I can’t stop staring at this graphic.
I have an ever increasing folder in Outlook and my IE Favorites of DVDs, CDs, posters, T-shirts, rugs (you get the idea) of things I would love/want/need to buy, so now I can bung them all on here and trace back through them.
I came across this post on the Everguyed.com blog. It amazes me how none of these film posters ever make it to the forefront, over the normal, if not slightly dull, film posters we see on a daily basis. I certainly loved the Star Wars posters I blogged about a while back
This collection includes American Psycho, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Dumb and Dumber, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Shaun of the Dead, Superman, The Shining, The Usual Suspects, Top Gun, and Wall Street.
I am a big fan of Star Wars, maybe because I was lucky enough to be growing up when the first films were released (…to VHS – I am not that old!), or perhaps the films just make great viewing. Either way, I love Star Wars. I must admit, that I am not a diehard collector nor a fanboy that loves the spin-off stories. I just love the originals for what they were.
Olly said this to Wired.com:
“It was so intimidating!” the artist told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. “There is such a wealth of great Star Wars art out there already, from paid professionals and from enthusiastic fans. I suppose my main aim was to make a set of Star Wars posters that were a little different from what people are used to seeing from the franchise, but still retained that essential Star Wars feel. I started by re-watching the original movies with a sketchbook on my lap, and just sort of went from there.”
Still, there was no backing away from the challenge. “If you’re as big a nerd as I am, you just can’t say no to Star Wars,” Moss said.
You certainly need to have seen the films to get the charachters in the silhouettes and spot the planets in the backgrounds. But even if you don’t like Star Wars, you can still appreciate the art. Love it.
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