Latest from the Screen-based Design category

Stuart Candy

Stuart Candy’s lecture was impressive. He was introduced as an experiential futurist. I was fascinated by the term “futurist”. He started off the lecture by putting forth the question “How might we design a better world?”. And then rephrased that into “How might we world a better design?”. The first part of the lecture was…

Raging Bull

The opening sequence to the award winning movie “Raging Bull”, was imagined and produced by the movies writer and director, Martin Scorsese, and is regarded by many as one of the best opening credit sequences in movie history. Before the first name appears on the screen, when the UA of United Artists logo is still…

The History of the Television – Modern Marvels

The television is arguably one of the most significant objects of the modern age. Along with the invention of the radio, the television set up the very framework for how information would be delivered for decades. For the scale and significance of the television, its history is shockingly short and innovation happened at lightning speed…

Gattaca

The opening title sequence of GATTACA begins with a very soft “white-noise” soundtrack and displays two short quotes one at a time in a white serif font on a black background. The first quote stating “Consider God’s handiwork; who can straighten what He hath made crooked?” (Ecclesiastes 7:13); and the second saying “I not only…

Man Ray, Emak-Bakia (Leave me Alone), 1926

Man Ray’s work goes beyond painting and photography. Throughout the 1920s, Man Ray, along with Duchamp, produced a number of short films using completely new ideas of motion graphics. His 1926 film Emak-Bakia (Leave me Alone) is honestly downright weird on first viewing but when looking at the film from a purely technological standpoint it…

Ed Benguiat: ITC Benguiat Stranger Things

Ed Benguiat’s most famous project by far is his self-titled font, “ITC Benguiat.” The designer desired to create a font that was “pretty and legible.” This classic decorative serif was published in the late 1970s through the International Typeface Corporation (ITC), which housed the majority of Benguiat’s fonts. He had no intention to title the…

April Greiman- Lifetime Television Identifications

April Greiman likes to call herself the “Queen of Chance” because she so often stumbles upon new methods and opportunities completely by chance. She likes to experiment around with new technology and both learn and grow from the mistakes that she makes stating “Mistakes are accidents, and accidents often reveal unexpected possibilities.” This method carried…

Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Scott Pilgrim vs the World is a movie adaptation of the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley, it tells the story of lead guitarist of a garage rock band Scott Pilgrim and his adventures as he has to battle the evil exes of his new girlfriend. The movie has a lot of…

24 Hour Party People

24 Hour Party People, a film that follows the British record label, Factory Records, and the fonder, Tony Wilson, highlights the fall of the punk era into the rise of the rave and electronic culture that sparked in the 90’s in Manchester. The opening title sequence is a highly chaotic, eccentric, and vibrant 2 minutes…

Sin City

Sin City (2005) is a neo-noir crime thriller created and directed by Frank Miller. The film is based heavily on the graphic novel, Sin City (1991), which was also illustrated by Miller and perfectly demonstrates his ability to create dynamic and intense layouts with dark comic art. The mood of the novel is captured so…

Quantum of Solace

In the beginning of this clip, we can see a pattern that belongs to every 007 movie since the first one launched in 1962. The main actor (which in this case of the movie Quantum of Solace is Daniel Craig), known as James Bond, appears mysteriously alone, with a great choice of background colors (mainly…

The History of The Computers

The History of the Computers Documentary by Modern Marvels TV show was an interesting and informative perspective of the past, present and potential future of computer technology, as it was aired in 2001.  I always find it a bit ironic when ‘modern’ technology (be it real or animated future tech) is presented in movies or…

Vertigo

Vertigo is a thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock that premiered in 1958. The film stars James Stewart as John “Scottie” Ferguson. Scottie is a detective who develops acrophobia (fear of heights) and vertigo after dangling from a building and watching a colleague (who tried to rescue him) fall to his death. According…