wish i’d done that – black swan poster

Haven’t seen a series of movie posters in a while that are quite as striking as these. Created by the London based design studio LaBoca for the film Black Swan by 20th Century Fox. Interesting article on the Guardian website about them. I like that they’ve tried to do something different. Sick to death of the formula movie poster – photoshop an image of the lead actors to death and then set the name of the film in Trajan/Gotham underneath.

designer spotlight – fraver

A couple of days ago I took my family to see the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End of London. It’s sort of a family tradition to see a show at this time of year. It was a fantastic experience and my kids absolutely loved it. (  » continue  )

great typography book from 1927

Every now and then you come across a gem of a book where every page is a joy to look at. A couple of years ago I saw this book on ebay and picked it up for about $10. (  » continue  )

pin the tale poster design

Here’s a poster I designed for Pin the Tale, a theatre company based in London. The double bill finally makes its debut in London this week after being a hit at the Edinburgh Festival. Both plays revolve around the world of Russian mail order brides. “Ulov” is performed from the woman’s perspective while “Catch” is from the man’s. It’s on for 2 nights this week at Stamford Art Centre and then Rich Mix in Bethnal Green.

snow white and the seven designers

Walking down Charing Cross Road in London today I came across this poster on the front of the Garrick Theatre for a new play. The title really intrigued me and the design was completely different to the usual West End type posters all over the city. It got me thinking, are designers that predictable that helvetica is what represents us today? (  » continue  )