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shopped bilboards

this is pure brilliance, a group of german (i think) street artists, by the names of epoxy, mr talion, baveux & kone, have taken it upon themselves to give a bilboard on the subway a little extra.
at first glance, from a distance there doesnt seem to be that much different with this bilboard than thousands of others round the world, but take a closer look.
these artists have added a photoshop interface to the images, perhaps as a social commentary showcasing the effects that are put onto the glossy celebrity images to make people “beautiful”, in an age where so much seems to focus on looks and style, this is a much needed breath of fresh air. i just wish the original image would have been on the history / layers panel so we could see the difference.
along the same lines and done by the same group, are these bilboards, where the interface from the original doom game has been added, as a tribute to id softwares classic game.
as alway click on the images to embiggen
the photoshop flickr set can be found here
the doom flickr set can be found here
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star wars disney

the star wars weekends at disney have become an annual event occuring between may and june and while this might seem like the most money hungry way to rinse a franchise even more, i cant stop the inner child in myself wanting to be part of them, especially this year, the 30th anniversary of empire strikes back when, to mark this event, one of the special guests at the weekend with be lando clarissian!  and to accompany this annual event, they uaually produce some cool as hell advertising.
now its unclear as to where these images crop up, the 2006-2007 posters along with the 2010 posters claim to be public advertising, mainly found in airports, wheras the 2009 posters are supposedly backstage posters to remind staff of the up coming events. either way they are all awesome, all depicting star wars characters or vehicles in situations you might find yourself in during your journey to or time spent at the theme park.
so here they are, i think i got them all, but if you find any that i havent please let me know, i couldnt find any for 2008.
hope you enjoy these as much as did, disney have an offical page for the weekends here and sorry for the late post, ill try not to let it happen again.

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olly moss: red, black and retro

while roaming around the vast internets you sometimes stumble on a complete gem, being a graphic designer alot of times i end up spending hours scolling through portfolios and galleries of other designers usually with my jaw wide open thinking why the hell didnt i think of that. this was one of those times.
olly moss is a graphic designer and illustrator born in the uk 1987, his films in black and red series and his retro video game covers are what caught my eye initially.  with his black and reds he creates movie posters using… black and red, pulling a single iconic element out of the film and recreating it using bold solid imagery and negative space
and then we have his retro video game covers, done using, once again solid colours and clever imagery all with a retro twist heading.
the greatness behind these pieces of art is that they are based on something you could have looked at 1000 times or more, its the simplicity of them. much more can be found at his website here or at his flickr page here.
to wet your appetite even more hers a few more of pieces from his site. enjoy.