Type for music

31 07 2009

This is some other stuff that I did for the Type class and that I liked. We were supposed to take the lyrics to a song and use it to express what it means. I really liked the end result. The first one is Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones, and it’s my favorite I think. The second is White Riot by The Clash, I like it but it feels a little empty I think because of the small type that I chose for the face. And the third one is for Unknown Caller by U2, it’s the least known song and it’s on their last record. The story of that song is that the character in it is lost in his life and starts receiving text messages by his phone that mirrors what he’s feeling in his life. Originally I did it with the page vertical but I think it looks better horizontal. This was a good creative exercise overall.


iQ Font

30 07 2009

This is cool promotion for the new iQ car. A couple of posts below I posted the print campaign for iQ. It’s great when a new product comes along and tries to break big by doing interesting stuff like this. Here they come up with a font using the car. Check it out:

U2 – I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight

30 07 2009

The new single and video from U2 is out. No Line On The Horizon is a really good album and this is the most commercial song from it I would say. The video is pretty cool and kind of daring in a way, cause there’s no footage of the band. It looks awesome. Too bad MTV doesn’t give a shit if you’re over 25. Anywho, they also released a second more commercial clip of the band playing the song live. The cool thing about is that you can see the kick ass stage they have on this tour. Enjoy them both.

Nice campaign for new Toyota iQ

27 07 2009

I like the simplicity and the art direction, particularly the colors. The idea is not mind blowing but it’s fun. Copy is nice too. The agency is Tiempo BBDO from Madrid.

(I need a new movie from) Stanley Kubrick

27 07 2009

He is my favorite movie director of all time and I think he was an absolute genius and I do not use this word very often at all. Nobody pulled of style, concepts and stories and then blended all of that the way he did. Lots of directors’ styles are imitated. Scorsese, Tarantino, Coppola, Leone, Hitchcock. Nobody can imitate Kubrick, many say they were influenced by him but none of them can even rip him off too well because his style was so uniquely his. Not even Spielberg could when he shot AI (a movie Kubrick helped develop and was going to make it but passed it to Spielberg). Nobody remakes movies made by Stanley Kubrick because he was so amazing that there is nothing that could be improved, not even with today’s technologies and all that kind of bullshit. His movies are perfect. Who in their right mind would say that 2001 needs a remake? Who in the hell could replace Jack Nicholson on The Shinning? Who thinks they could add something extra to Dr. Strangelove? Who in the fuck thinks that Clockwork Orange needs a different twist? People with half a brain missing perhaps.

I remember the day he died, it was announced on tv and I couldn’t believe there wouldn’t be another SK movie anymore, not even a glimpse into his genius, there wasn’t even a proper in depth documentary made about him because he was so private. The closest to that is the behind the scenes documentary for The Shinning, made by his daughter, which is really amazing and revealing. I remember on the following day after his death a classmate of mine commented about the scene he saw on the tv when they were announcing his death, it was a scene of earth from space, from 1968’s 2001: A Space Odissey. He said: “It’s like it was made right now”. And that’s still true forty-one years after its release.

There isn’t one scene that represents his genius, there are many. Kirk Douglas walking through the trenches, on Paths Of Glory, while the camera follows in front of him, capturing the craziness of the moment and the coolness of the character. Astronaut Dave Bowman stuck inside his capsule outside his ship trying to convince Hal to let him in again on 2001. Jack Nicholson sticking his face through the broken door scaring the fuck out of Wendy and everyone else watching on The Shinning. Alex and his bunch of droogies beating the homeless guy to death or later raping a woman in her own house in front of her husband on Clockwork Orange. Spartacus yelling his name. Slim Pickens riding the atomic bomb on Dr. Strangelove and the Peter Sellers, as Strangelove himself, trying to stop his right arm from spontaneously saluting his dead Kaiser in front of the President of the USA (also played by Sellers). The lunatic Pvt. Pyle pointing his riffle to the scared shitless Pvt. Joker on the bathroom. Those are just a few from many conceived by Kubrick.

He left a whole lot to look back but a whole lot less than most directors do unfortunately. He used to take his time researching, writing and shooting his movies. Eyes Wide Shut took almost two years to be shot. A new Stanley Kubrick film has never been so needed like right now, ten years after his death. 2001 is my favorite movie and Stanley Kubrick is my favorite director ever and there will never be another one like him. Sad but true.

Here’s Spielberg on Kubrick:

“This… is chemical burn”

26 07 2009

I couldn’t resist it. Another motion graphics video, or Kinetic Typography as they call it. This one is with a scene from Fight Club. Another house favorite. Enjoy.

“English, motherfucker, do you speak it?”

25 07 2009

In my Illustrator class this week the teacher showed us a cool video of typography made for a scene in Pulp Fiction. I really like this kind of video, there’s quite a few out there and they are really well done. I wold love to learn how to do something like that. By the way, I know this speech and the Ezekiel speech by heart. I shouldn’t be saying that out loud.