Bo knows good typography?




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30 for 30 did a fantastic documentary about Bo Jackson. As I was watching the documentary, the design fanboy in me found myself taking screen shots of the illustrations and typography. After the doc I had to find out who the hell was behind these amazing illustrations and designs. The illustrator is a familiar Grantland contributor Mick Duzyj and the Agency is Doubleday & Cartwright.

Also for you Tecmo Bowl fans out there I took a screen shot of the famous Bo Jackson touchdown screen as well. Someone needs to make a T-shirt of this.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer!

Saw the trailer for “The Girls with the Dragon Tattoo” this weekend while waiting to watch Xmen – First Class. Right when it started I had that oh shit moment. The “oh shit” moments are hard to come by these days. But this was definitely another one of them conjured up by none other than David F-in Fincher.

I love how it’s a tour de force, non-apologetic in your face trailer that’s like nothing else out there right now. Every trailer these days show’s about 80% percent of the movie hoping you come watch the predictable ending. But this trailer is how trailers should be done! Amazing. The cinematography is so elegant and raw, Fincher’s bringing back his dark side again. Can’t wait to see this film just to see how it’s shot. Being a type geek the type treatment is gritty and just as forceful as the editing. The editing! the editing. awesome.

Directed by David Fincher. Staring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara ( the ex-girlfriend from the beginning of Social Network). The song in the trailer is from Trent Reznor + Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Song is called “Immigration Song

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Going to Paris soon. I thought these spots was appropriate right now in my life, this came out a few months ago. I think the thing that makes these pieces work is the hand held feel to the filming. It feels like anyone can make it. Maybe the feeling is more that anyone can have this experience. Obviously these pieces took planning and hard work to achieve. But part of what I feel like is the accessibility of these pieces. They feel so simple, transparent and very well done.

This piece was filmed by Gustav Johnasson, and designed by Albin Holmqvist