03 July 2008
Famous Almost Famous
For their 1,000th issue, Entertainment Weekly has gathered 1,000 "New Classics" representative of the last 25 years in the realms of books, movies, music, and television. 50 of those new classics are prime matter for discussion among graphic designers: 25 Perfect Movie Posters and 25 New Classic Covers. Thank you Speak Up for all those usefull critical posts and all.
So that's how I accidently saw the poster of Almost Famous pop up into my RSS-reader. It struck me the first second I laid eyes on the word FAMOUS ... and I thaught to myself, nooooooo they didn't. Well of course I secretly admit to get my design-elements, parts, icons and strokes from other places too, as any designer I guess, but then you work, rework it and mash it up and into your own blending so no-one ever notices. Anyway if somebody does notice it, well that's really blogworthy right? It's harder to prove that ideas are "stolen" then to refer in the same way for design-things to be.
And to make a bold statement and piss some people off: the former LG&F totally copy/pasted the word FAMOUS out of the Almost Famous poster and prompt-it to be the logo of there freshly re-build company, a pitty. Well it is in my opinion a very good looking nicely crisp logo, but I noticed and am therefore soooo dissapointed in them.
Almost Famous / Poster design by Pulse Advertising
William Miller is a 15 year old kid, hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with, and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming of age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.
Btw: My copywriter really recommends me this movie