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Dark Knight Returns (fan poster from before Dark Knight Rises was officially announced)
From 2008, months after Dark Knight was released, and Riddler was rumored to be the villain in the next film (before Bane was confirmed)
I like this poster, because it fits with the obsessiveness of Riddler’s character, and the dark tone the film series had. Also, it isn’t like most modern film posters, where it shows a character standing in front of a scene from the film, and thats all that is happening)
It qualifies as graphic design by having unique ideas. The question mark ending with a bat, using newspaper letters (whe?e is THE BATMAN), and overall being eyecatching.
General overview into the styles and artists that have had an enormous influence on typographic design and graphic design in general. Speaks of many of the art movements, (Bahaus, Futurism, Dada, de Stijl, Suprematism, Constructivism), and how they all relate to modern typography. Very detailed, it amazes me that so much research had to be done for a book on this kind of scale. Contains a perfect mix of pictures and words so you know exactly what the author is talking about when he mentions specific art periods and movements. Many artists in this early period of typography were russian and the book explains the cultural reasons very well, and it paints a vivid and solid picture in the mind of the reader. It has the information contained in a textbook but also offers the readability and convenience of a coffee table sized book. Frequently alludes to collage forms of typographic design, hinting at its importance in not only that field, but in graphic design as well. It reads smoothly like a story almost and through this the author is able to educate and entertain with this thrilling book. Would recommend to anyone interested in the subject or anyone needing information on typography in easily readeable form.
This Famous Image was created in 1942 during World War 2.
I love this image because it is very inspirational, and is has a timeless meaning. Also it promotes an image of strength and ability that women are strong and can do anything that men can.
the bold lines and colors give it a very in your face and it is an image that tells story
I remember seeing this poster when looking up graphic designers and typographers for a previous class. The poster was done by Victor Moscoso and I thought it was a great piece that embodies all of what I think Graphic Design is.
The placement of the image, the colors, and the way the type flows through the poster, without taking away from the image, are qualities that I feel make this poster a perfect example of what Graphic Design aims to accomplish.