Tag Archives: artwork

The Dark Knight Rises

I love this clever teaser poster for the Dark Knight Rises movie!

Dark Knight Rises - Batman teaser poster

Impressive use of perspective shows the destruction of the high rise buildings of Gotham, with the negative space at the top forming the unmistakable Batman symbol. Wonderful stuff. What do you think? Have you seen better?

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Alphablog: G is for Graphic Novels

By guest poster James Reekie.

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Alphablog: A is for Album Covers

As a musician and music lover as well as a designer, I decided that my first ‘Alphablog’ article would pay tribute to the artwork of my favourite album covers. A while ago I posted a blog on my top ten rock and metal band logos (see the articles here and here) and this article will follow a similar vein, with my top ten rock/metal album covers.

I’m sure I’m not alone in having been massively influenced by the designs displayed on the CDs I listen to; I am yet to be sold on the mp3 revolution, preferring the tactile piece of artwork in my hands with the CD. And I’m sure that a huge number of today’s working designers were originally inspired to take up their profession with the intention of working on record sleeves every day! Unfortunately it doesn’t always work out like that but that doesn’t stop us dreaming.

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Competition prize!

Firstly it’s my pleasure to wish you a very happy new year. I hope you have had a good Christmas and are enjoying a fresh start to 2011.

You may have noticed I ran a competition throughout November last year to win the chance to commission a painting as a Christmas present, and that Neil Stevens of Plymouth won the prize.

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Jack of all trades?

I recently spent four days freelancing at (probably) the biggest design consultancy in Devon, Bray Leino, and in chatting to the Creative Director I was asked an interesting question.

“If pushed, would you say you were better at ideas generation or execution?”

Jack of all trades

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