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Typography in Motion -

Film has always held great cultural significance. From the beginning with images of a train coming into station that frightened people straight out of the theatres, movies are an affecting experiences. Every once in a while one concept takes root so fully in our shared cultural awareness that just one film won't do, we need more, and more. One of the best, most substantial examples of that is the Bond series. James Bond has represented the pinnacle of style and cool for decades, and this is due in large part to the trademark lavish title sequence that accompany every entry...

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Typography in Motion -

Saul Bass. The name alone conjures a bevy of a logos and film titles and ads. His work remains essential in its influence over the work of all designers. Look in nearly any design students body of work and I bet you'll find some stab at Saul's work, I know I have. However, this will not be an article on Saul Bass, as I promised last article. Instead we are going to focus on Saul's regular partner Harold Adler, who did a lot of the typography and hand-lettering for the sequences Saul worked on. Harold studied at the Frank Wiggins...

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Typography in Motion -

Welcome back to another chapter in our ongoing study combining a love of cinema and typography. This time I am focussing on one of my favourite stylistic genre's of film: Film Noir. By far the thing I love about this genre is that it is so hard to define. There are many things that often happen in Film Noir; a brooding detective, a sultry, strong leading female character, violence, intrigue. However, there is no one combination that defines a film as being Film Noir, many successful examples lack a majority of the common themes. Instead the most consistent identifiers of...

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Typography in Motion -

Before finding my passion in Graphic Design, I was a film history major at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. I spent my nights writing out my theories about Kubrick's commentary on the "Male Gaze" in his depiction of the struggle and inherent relation ship between Humbert Humbert and Clare Quilty. However, when I was finished my rambling dissertations I would always get hung up on one final step before I could hand my paper in; the font on the cover page. Script? No that betrays the deep interesting conversation about gender in the film. Serif? Stuffy, old world, too Humbert....

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Blog, Design, Opinion, Process -

So I have a job! I started working in a student bursary position at the College I study at. I work in the marketing department as a Graphic Design assistant. It has been an education, no that isn't the right word. Education is when a young hunter learns to use a spear what I have been doing is learning how to hone that spear into a weapon. I think I can distill everything I have learned into one single lesson. "Commit." I've found myself not knowing exactly how to do many things in my job so far, but I convince...

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