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The History of Film

2000 films, 20 genres, 100 years: amazing graphic. Spend hours investigating this.

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Posted: November 15, 2012

Layout and type

How about a book with 70 page 1s? On the GraphicDesign& website you can see sample pages from a design experiment: how many ways can page 1 of Great Expectations be presented? If you really like it and want to own a copy they’re offering a discounted rate for students.

As you can see from the sample pages, using mostly type and layout you can achieve amazing results.

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Posted: June 24, 2012

Lazy Poster Designers?

Here’s a very fun activity: spotting the visual cliches in film posters. Bored Panda has a collection of 13 movie poster cliches. These are both amusing and troubling: people are being paid to produce the same stuff over and over again.

There are more if your French is up to it, courtesy of Christophe Courtois.

By the way, our print gallery has some great year 10 film posters.

Minimalist mental disorder posters

Graphic designer Patrick Smith produced a series of posters to highlight some mental disorders. Their simplicity shows the power of good design to communicate. Here’s one for a start but make sure you have a good look at the rest.

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Posted: April 26, 2012