Arctiid Moth (Agylla (Vamuna) virilis, Arctiinae, Erebidae)
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
“I thought the best way to pay tribute to Saul Bass would be to take a shot at adapting his iconic style to something modern. Specifically I took a shot in the dark as to what a Saul Bass Game of Thrones poster may have looked like. Each poster commemorates one of Saul Bass’ frequent collaborators Otto Preminger, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchock, and John Frankenheimer. Each with visual cues to some of Bass’s most iconic works. This also opened the door to envisioning what a Hitchcock/Kubrick/Preminger/ Frankenheimer adaptation may have been, so each print comes complete with prospective cast and crew info at the bottom.”
First Gen Starters
(Tim Burton Inspired Pokémon Re-Designs)
First generation starters are done! Whew!
I can’t believe the response this little side-project has gotten though. Crazy! Thanks a lot guys!
And yes, I was planning to finish the 151 at the very least. But I’m pretty busy most of the time so I can’t post these regularly. But I will update when I can. :)
Also, I’ll be responding to the messages some of you have sent… eventually.
There are many things I like about Stephen Coles’ recent book; the bright, clean design and the accessible structure allowing you to dip in and out; but most of all, it’s the lack of fluff or filler. The content has been carefully honed to focus on the important details, which is in fact what the book is all about: the details of each typeface.
In highlighting and comparing the features that give each typeface its character, anyone exploring this subject can begin to make informed choices between similar typeface options.
The pithy descriptions describe each typeface’s origin and advise what makes each appropriate for certain scenarios and where it might fail. These are occasionally laced with a subtle humour that keeps the tone of the book warm.
The great balance of written and visual explanation means the book works well as a quick reference but has a seductive way of drawing you in to read more and examine further.