Archive for the ‘Movies & Culture’ Category
Bernie Hou of Alien Loves Predator spent five months watching movies and three weeks drawing to create this cinematic cartography of Manhattan, complete with 91 film references.
Hou is giving away a free copy of the 18×24″ poster to the first person who sends him the names of all 91 movies. [Here’s a high-res version of the map with each movie numbered from 1-91.] He plans to release the full list of the films after May 11th.
If that’s keeping you on the edge of your seat, you can purchase the poster for $16 here.
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James Wright and Josh Eckert’s “Geek Zodiac” matches up genre-film trends with the birth years when each was most popular. They get points for making a cool infographic, but no matter what it says, I’m a Goonie.
[UPDATE: @geekzodiac just notified us of the new and improved version 3 infographic now shown above. This zodiac contains original art from Josh rather than the previous edition's copyrighted imagery. They've also taken steps to address the underrepresentation of women and removed the notes indicating examples of each sign in popular geek culture.]
It’s hard to believe I was just 9 years old when “South Park” first came on the air. 15 years later I can’t think of another television show that defines my adolescence more than Matt Stone’s and Trey Parker’s crudely brilliant diorama of life in a tiny Colorado town.
To celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary, artist Ron English has hand-picked 14 of his contemporaries to join him in interpreting “South Park” for a traveling art show, which will feature works by artists Tristan Eaton, Greg Simkins, Travis Louie and others.
Quoth Comedy Central’s official press release:
The “South Park Art Gallery” will be on display at Opera Gallery in New York starting next Monday, March 28th (runs through April 10th). It will then travel to Comic-Con in San Diego for Comedy Central’s “Ultimate South Park Fan Experience.”
Click here for information about submitting your artwork for inclusion at the Comic-Con stop of the show.
As part of the presentation for this year’s SXSX Title Design Competition, Ian Albinson of the excellent website The Art of the Title put together this two and a half minute compilation of outstanding title-sequence design in films and television shows.
While this clip is admittedly a brief history of the craft, it’s a neat glimpse into an essential aspect of films and television shows that most of us probably overlook.
Using a custom software, the anonymous creator of Moviebarcode, a Tumblog, takes each frame of a movie, compresses it and stretches it vertically, and then arranges the resulting slivers in chronological order.
The results are these striking and colorful barcode-like images. Shown above are The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, Traffic and Requiem for a Dream.
Check out some more of my favorites after the jump.
Film student Alex Eylar (whose work we’ve featured previously) is well-known around the interwebs for re-creating classic film scenes with legos. Now he’s given the same treatment to the 10 Best Picture nominees from this year’s Academy Awards.
They are: Black Swan (first above), True Grit (second above), The King’s Speech, The Social Network, 127 Hours, Winter’s Bone, Inception, Toy Story 3, The Fighter, and The Kid’s Are All Right.
Out of the five of those I’ve seen, The Social Network is far and away my favorite movie of 2011. What’s yours?
Check out the rest of Eylar’s creations after the jump.
Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal examines the state of the web in Winter 2010 with this set of predictably funny comics. Predictable because Inman, who was just interviewed by Mashable, has quickly become one of the best and most respected commentators about Internet culture on the Internet. (It’s all very meta.)
Check out the rest of this series after the jump.
Some of the statistics and rationales (see full list below) the creators, Pleated-Jeans, used for this chart are a little bit suspect (not to mention thinking about what this all means is pretty depressing), but I like that they’ve applied Internet fail culture to the real world.
We’ve all got some serious issues…
Pick up the overall print or individual ones for $30.00 each.
In the photo series “Video Games vs. Real Life,” London-based graphic designer & illustrator Aled Lewis inserts classic 8-bit video game characters into pictures he’s taken from his travels around the world.
Lewis also designs some deliciously geeky T-shirts, which are available to purchase on his website.
Hit the jump to see Donkey Kong hiding in the Rwanda jungle, Koopa cruising around an unnamed beach in the Caribbean and four others.