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1015 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Jul 2020 at 7:28 PM (11 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-07-08 6:56:45 PM  
That was pretty good.
 
2020-07-08 7:18:03 PM  
Damn.  They're not wrong.
 
2020-07-08 7:47:20 PM  
Pretty much all 1990s on.  Go back into the '70s and before, and outside the US, and you can find some real beauties.
 
2020-07-08 7:49:32 PM  
Missing ensemble action movie
 
2020-07-08 7:50:49 PM  
There was an article 5-6 years ago about the teal/orange effect - not just in movie posters, but in the films digital video files themselves, that I found fascinating.  Kind of a race-to-the-bottom effect by the cinematographers and the editors.
 
2020-07-08 7:57:01 PM  
I used to work at Blockbuster.

The worst covers were Thorn Emi video releases.
They were the kings of just taking a still from the movie and using it as the cover box art.

Not all the time, but damn, they say don't judge a book by its cover, but they ruined some perfectly good movies by ruining the cover art!
 
2020-07-08 8:04:22 PM  

FrancoFile: There was an article 5-6 years ago about the teal/orange effect


If you hate someone teach them to recognise the teal/orange effect and bad kerning.
 
2020-07-08 8:14:51 PM  

BarryJV: FrancoFile: There was an article 5-6 years ago about the teal/orange effect

If you hate someone teach them to recognise the teal/orange effect and bad kerning.


Isn't bad kermit just pepe the frog?
 
2020-07-08 8:17:55 PM  

BarryJV: FrancoFile: There was an article 5-6 years ago about the teal/orange effect

If you hate someone teach them to recognise the teal/orange effect and bad kerning.


Eh, most of what typography nerds call bad kerning isn't visible to most people, even after "pointing it out".

I just put laminate floors in my sunroom and new kitchen.  There are a few places where, due to tight corners, it was just impossible to pull two pieces totally together.  Really pissed me off.  My dad pointed out to me that the only people who would notice that would be either kneeling on the ground with their face 4" from the floor, or professional flooring installers.
 
2020-07-08 9:50:05 PM  
Savage
 
2020-07-08 9:56:40 PM  

FrancoFile: There was an article 5-6 years ago about the teal/orange effect - not just in movie posters, but in the films digital video files themselves, that I found fascinating.  Kind of a race-to-the-bottom effect by the cinematographers and the editors.


And yet Fury Road was pretty much super saturated teal/orange the whole movie.
 
2020-07-08 10:37:18 PM  

FrancoFile: BarryJV: FrancoFile: There was an article 5-6 years ago about the teal/orange effect

If you hate someone teach them to recognise the teal/orange effect and bad kerning.

Eh, most of what typography nerds call bad kerning isn't visible to most people, even after "pointing it out".

I just put laminate floors in my sunroom and new kitchen.  There are a few places where, due to tight corners, it was just impossible to pull two pieces totally together.  Really pissed me off.  My dad pointed out to me that the only people who would notice that would be either kneeling on the ground with their face 4" from the floor, or professional flooring installers.


You should have told your dad that it wouldn't be long before one of your friends would be looking for a lost contact while a floor installer patiently waited for them to find it before attempting to fix what you did and both of them would point out the flaws in a most embarrassingly awkward moment for you.
 
2020-07-08 10:47:50 PM  
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2020-07-08 11:10:51 PM  
I've been collecting film posters for a long time, mostly from the late 1940s through the early 1970s, specializing in horror and science-fiction films. Some of the poster art from that era was simply stunning, and the artwork was often better than the films. Unfortunately everything now is truly horrific, with only the rare film having poster art that shows even a spark of originality or imagination. Even the best films issue today have poster art that is utterly forgettable. even the Star wars films went from having absolutely beautiful artwork to terrible photomontages all dyed orange and teal.
 
2020-07-08 11:36:56 PM  
Marketing reduces everything it can to a science. It's pretty creepy how effective it is.
 
2020-07-09 8:28:06 AM  

FrancoFile: BarryJV: FrancoFile: There was an article 5-6 years ago about the teal/orange effect

If you hate someone teach them to recognise the teal/orange effect and bad kerning.

Eh, most of what typography nerds call bad kerning isn't visible to most people, even after "pointing it out".


And yet there are some out there that's really, really bad.  It's usually letter combinations like "AV" where there's there's no overlap of the letters, so you're not sure if there's actually a space in there or not.  Or it might be one of those letter combinations that some fonts will swap out for an alternate (fl, fi, etc.  it's most obvious it's been done when the 'i' in 'fi' has no dot).

I just put laminate floors in my sunroom and new kitchen.  There are a few places where, due to tight corners, it was just impossible to pull two pieces totally together.  Really pissed me off.  My dad pointed out to me that the only people who would notice that would be either kneeling on the ground with their face 4" from the floor, or professional flooring installers.

When I did the drywall in my bathroom, I would notice the bubbles in the mud, sand too far, add another layer of mud, wait a day for it to dry, sand too far again, etc ... probably went through 6 rounds of it before accepting that my attention to detail / anal retentiveness didn't match my skill level.  (that, and I should've used a sanding sponge, not a block).  It finally took me staring up at the ceiling in another room to realize that if I made the bathroom perfect, it just wasn't going to match the rest of my house.  (1940s plaster with a couple of additions, one with wood paneling)

But I'm the type of person who notices those sorts of things, unfortunately.  Been trying to get my therapist to recaulk her storm door for over a year now.
 
2020-07-09 8:33:33 AM  

cocozilla: I've been collecting film posters for a long time, mostly from the late 1940s through the early 1970s, specializing in horror and science-fiction films. Some of the poster art from that era was simply stunning, and the artwork was often better than the films. Unfortunately everything now is truly horrific, with only the rare film having poster art that shows even a spark of originality or imagination. Even the best films issue today have poster art that is utterly forgettable. even the Star wars films went from having absolutely beautiful artwork to terrible photomontages all dyed orange and teal.


Do a Google search of "Polish movie posters"...there is some really great work for (I'm guessing) re-issues of older movies as well as newer stuff.  Knocks anything new Hollywood has done into a cocked hat.  Some of the Indian posters for H'wood movies done over there are worth a look, too, just for the bizarreness - often hilarious.
 
2020-07-09 2:17:11 PM  

Billy Liar: cocozilla: I've been collecting film posters for a long time, mostly from the late 1940s through the early 1970s, specializing in horror and science-fiction films. Some of the poster art from that era was simply stunning, and the artwork was often better than the films. Unfortunately everything now is truly horrific, with only the rare film having poster art that shows even a spark of originality or imagination. Even the best films issue today have poster art that is utterly forgettable. even the Star wars films went from having absolutely beautiful artwork to terrible photomontages all dyed orange and teal.

Do a Google search of "Polish movie posters"...there is some really great work for (I'm guessing) re-issues of older movies as well as newer stuff.  Knocks anything new Hollywood has done into a cocked hat.  Some of the Indian posters for H'wood movies done over there are worth a look, too, just for the bizarreness - often hilarious.


African movie posters
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2020-07-09 6:29:22 PM  

snowshovel: FrancoFile: There was an article 5-6 years ago about the teal/orange effect - not just in movie posters, but in the films digital video files themselves, that I found fascinating.  Kind of a race-to-the-bottom effect by the cinematographers and the editors.

And yet Fury Road

virtually every action movie for the last 15 years was pretty much super saturated teal/orange the whole movie.
 
2020-07-09 9:04:52 PM  
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