Most everyone is (hopefully) staying at home much more these days. But, even if you are working from home, you probably have more free time on your hands. Netflix and Prime Video offer a multitude of mindless distraction, but why not watch something that could improve your art or inspire your next masterpiece?
The Pixel Surplus blog has put together a list of the “27 Best Movies & Documentaries For Creatives”, and while it does contain some fairly well-known choices, there are several on the list that I, personally was previously unaware of.
So, pop some corn, fire up the smart TV or laptop and widen your design horizons.
MinaLima (Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima) is the design studio that designs all of the graphics, signs, newspapers, decrees, posters, labels, maps, book covers, and packaging that you see in the Harry Potter movies.
“One of the best things about working on the Harry Potter films was being able to try out so many different styles, from Victorian letterpress to modern design,” says Lima.
They also worked on the Fantastic Beasts movie. You can follow their work on Instagram and purchase prints of their work on their site.
Via kottke.org, designer Christian Annyas gives us a comprehensive survey of the type used on the posters for Kubrick’s movies, as well as for the titles.
Read “Stanley Kubrick’s Typography” on annyas.com.
One of the things that keeps people coming back to the Star Wars franchise is how real it all looks (except for the prequels, which don’t count). Everything has a casually worn, actually used look that makes it easy to inject yourself into the Star Wars universe – it’s all so familiar, yet alien.
Andrew Booth’s agency BLIND LTD was tasked with creating the user interfaces for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (as well as for The Force Awakens). Since Rogue One dovetails into A New Hope, the interfaces had to jibe with what we first saw in 1977, while also appearing fresh. I think they nailed it.
Read “Check Out These Hi-Res Shots of Rogue One’s User Interfaces” at Wired.