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& Pizza

October 25, 2015 Leave a comment


Saw this in Ronald Reagan Airport and it stood out on the line up restaurants. I really like the simple use of the ampersand and it being black and white. & is a simple quick read. With the hustle of being in an airport, you don’t always have time to stop and read a sign. There is consistency; the photos in the restaurant and the pizza boxes are black and white. Overall the ideas and concept are simple and focus on the customer  & pizza.


August 23, 2015 Leave a comment


Came across this label and it really takes me back to my college lecture. I was a fan of my art history classes and this label gives me a sense of realism. Having to think back to my lectures and studio classes all I can recall is Degas. Eward Degas, a french painter who’s style included realism did portray individuals in their element. There are portraits of the female model with her back exposed in Degas’ paintings. This label is a detailed illustration of yhe human form and the title is appropriate, for that little sense of humor.

Use black to your advantage

August 16, 2015 Leave a comment


I got this swim suit as a gift and like how the beachy print is not so expected. There is that floral print that is overly done and gets boring. The black over lay is a different use of creating print. The blocky typography is simple and  allow you to make out the letters at a glance. The use of color is fresh and vibrant.

Dark has never looked to classy

January 2, 2015 Leave a comment


The styling of Regina, the Evil Queen is the series has always been dark  high end fashion. The touch of the lace head piece really softens the face. The darkness of the background and the pop of color in the foreground really helps with the portrayal of depth.

A modern classic

August 3, 2014 Leave a comment


An iconic New York print has a modern take. I really like the black collar and sleeves – there is a clean finish and implied frame of the tiled print.

A Modern Business

July 24, 2014 Leave a comment





Saw this ad for the 50 Shades of Grey Movie. I have not read the books but I intrigued but the poster. For a clean, modern and airy design I feel like it is an ad for a Mens’ watch, cologne or  suit. I think that having Mr.  Grey’s back towards us adds a sense of mystery and allows the perspective to be forced for on lookers of the poster. We get the sense that we are walking into the room.



Happy New Year!!!

January 1, 2013 Leave a comment


I hope everyone is having a Happy New Year!!!! I took this pic and dinner and could help nut post it….

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Back to the classics…

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment

It will be interesting to see the remake of Frankenweenie. I had grown up watching the 91984 Frankenweenie  and it was a little scary to watch but one of the black and white classic movies I had seen. To see a black and white movie be released that is sterred towards  children / families  will be interesting.I am not a big fan of remakes, especailly since a lot of the most recent movies are remakes but as a fan of Tim Burton and his style I am very intrigued to see what his presention puts forth. With tim Burton’s movie his know style consists  heavy use of black, white, a dark tones, tectures and the ocasaional pop of color. This moive  poster really clonveys his style and creativity for a world of fantasty.

The 2012 Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie 2012

Frankenweenie 2012


The 1984 Frankenweenie


Frankenweenie 1984

Frankenweenie 1984


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Once Upon a Time – fall 2012

August 24, 2012 Leave a comment
ABC - Once Upon a Time

ABC – Once Upon a Time

I can’t wait for the new season of  Once Upon a Time on ABC. I notice this ad online and it grabbed my attention. The simplicity of the layout focuses on the iconic character Snow White, without showing the characters face or the iconic image that Disney has created for  us.  The use of the iconic image or phrase help present the Snow White story – “lips as red a blood and skin white a snow”.  There is very little use of words and graphics, so simple does go along way.

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Simple & Iconic

May 17, 2012 Leave a comment

I am a big 007 fan and looking forward  to see  the new James Bond Film. I know the trend for movies is more graphics, action and all – but with the James Bond movies it’s all about the mission and it really doesn’t need all the fluff. I hope this movie stays with its ionic and historical back ground… But anyways this movie poster is so simple and iconic that we know it is James Bond without having the look at the 007 under the title or the James Bond of the Film – The gun barrel is the iconic image for Bond and he is always at the other end. It has been updated with James in the barrel and not just on the other end. There is great depth and contrast is this photo that is not flat or boring. This show how consistent use or brand identity works with a simple image, color or style.


Here is a video of the iconic james bond intro and how this movie poster plays off of it.