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‘Film’ archive

Bill Maher – Irritable Bowl Syndrome

Monday, January 30th, 2012

London-based freelancer Fraser Davidson created this 2 minute infographic piece around an audio sequence taken from Bill Maher’s book “The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass”. Irritable Bowl Syndrome is a witty comparison of american football and socialism’s financial parallels. Davidson took aesthetic ideas taken from Soviet constructivism and 1950′s Americana to create what I think is a great and incredibly fluid animation. It retains the irony and humor of Mahers monologue really well.

For more of Fraser’s work check out his website.

Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Ever drawn on fogged-up windows? Not like this you haven’t. Evelyn Evelyn are a songwriting duo performing original compositions on piano, ukulele, guitar and accordion. This lovely little video for their track “Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn” was directed by Hoku Uchiyama, who takes you on an animated journey filled with flying pianos, ukulele-playing elephants, and dancing skeletons. A little creepy but a whole lot of fun!

Film on Paper

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Film on Paper is an archive of original film posters lovingly put together and featuring the collection of one Eddie Shannon. The shear effort alone should be commended but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover a beautiful and incredibly detailed catalogue. Eddie’s website is also a joy to mooch around and if you find yourself with a spare few hours then do yourself a favour and check it out.

Above and below are a few of my favourites but to be honest there are far too many to choose from.

One particular poster I had forgotten about, but was so happy to see is the teaser poster for the original Ghostbusters movie, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I drew that logo as a kid, such an iconic 80’s classic.

And if that little lot wasn’t enough then you need to check out the Film on Paper blog. Here you’ll find a great little interview with illustrator Tyler Stout, famed for his illustrative poster interpretations of iconic films. Eddie and Tyler discuss his interpretation of the classic film Akira which is amazeballz which ever way you look at it. Enjoy