Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Rohbut

A man can't live by monkeys alone. Here's a rohbut:


Sunday, January 22, 2006

Pirates + Ghosts + Disney = Awesome

I was browsing around the other day, and stumbled across a movie which remains one of my childhood favourites: Disney's "Blackbeard's Ghost" (IMDb link). It's a unique story – a track coach unintentionally summons the ghost of Blackbeard, who has been cursed to limbo until a shred of good is found in his character. Blackbeard helps the completely hapless track team win its annual meet, thereby allowing his descendents to win the money required to pay off their mortgage. Or something like that. There are a couple of surprises along the way. ;)

Anyway, while watching it tonight, I was struck by the typography of the movie. Everything from the distribution credit to the studio name gets a treatment, and it's top notch stuff. Apparently the film made more of an impression on me than I thought, because I recall spending a good amount of time drawing letters that were very similar, for all of my piratical applications.

Here's what I mean:

Seriously. "Buena Vista" set in what looks like a brush script, but with ragged, torn edges. Hot:




I'd love to see the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie try and bust out type and colour like this (I'm getting tired of Photoshop bling-tacular type on movie posters. Oh, and photo-montages. Enough already):




Hells yeah:




Dean Jones, who seemed to star in every single Disney movie of my childhood, in the role of the track coach:




And the inimitable Sir Peter Ustinov as Blackbeard:

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Setbacks

Sometimes, you're busy working away, minding your own business, designing pop-ups when suddenly OH IT'S A ROBOT AND MONSTER ATTACK AND YOUR LITTLE MOCKUP GOES INTO FLAMES!!!

Pictures at 11 now.


Thursday, January 12, 2006

Scribbly, but Structurally Sound

Just a quick rendering I did of Toronto's new Opera House.


Friday, January 06, 2006

Resolved



I detest the concept of New Year's resolutions, but I made up my mind on this one in November, so it doesn't count as one. It's a simple resolution, but bears a little bit of explanation.

2006 is a year for MORE.

More photo.
More drawing.
More sketching.
More learning.
More creation.
More design.
More art.
More graffiti.
More sketchbooks.
More reading.
More monkeys.

More of it ALL.

I'm going to push harder than ever this year.