Adventures in Bad Design #1

I’m a bit of a design snob/nerd despite not being a designer myself.  I love logos, typography and killer design.  From now on when I see bad shit, I’m going to repost it here.  I’ll even do my best to post good stuff as in the below example.  Tommy Lee Edwards has already done this with more examples and better insight on his blog, but I’ll take a run at it from more of a writer/editor perspective than his as an artist (and he’ll still be cooler and more talented than me).

Tonight’s idea is via writer Gary Whitta’s twitter.

How did Vacation go from this beautiful illustrated poster for its theatrical release…

…to this piece of shit for the Blu-Ray?

I’m assuming the thinking is that the latter more accurately represents what the movie is about/how it actually looks.  But I think they’re missing the point.

Seriously, who are the ad wizards that came up with that one?


2009’s Best Film Posters

I’m a big design and typography guy. I can’t design for the life of me, but I know what’s great when I see it, and great design speaks to me as much as stunning imagery. Here’s one man’s list of the Best Film Posters of 2009. Not saying he didn’t miss anything, but it’s a good list.
Here are a few samples for you to make sure you click: