graphic design

The Graphic Design And Visual Ephemera Of Batman '89
Launched in late 1988 by the B.D. Fox agency -– who had also handled the campaigns for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, the one true Robocop movie, and mankind’s crowning cinematic achievement, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – with a poster designed by the film’s production designer Anton Furst, the Batman campaign is a classic example of doing more with less. It’s sexy, sleek, mysterious and new. It’s regarded as one of the best movie campaigns ever, and for good reason. On the occasion of the film's 25th anniversary, let’s talk about why the campaign was so good.
‘Man Of Steel’ Conceptual Artists Reveal Alternate Costume Designs And Inspirations
While some viewers argue the Superman depicted in Man of Steel behaves in such a way as to be unrecognizable from the hero from the DC Comics stories originated by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, what's less debatable is that actor Henry Cavill, in costume, is the living embodiment of the great superhero, a fact that's obvious even at a glance. But as Film Sketchr's Maurice S. Mitchell learned in his interview with Man of Steel conceptual artist Warren Manser, alternate designs reveal things could have gone quite differently.
Designer Rian Hughes on Valiant’s New Graphic Identity [Interview]
This week has seen the relaunch of the Valiant universe with the release of the first issue of X-O Manowar by writer Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and artist Cary Nord (Conan the Barbarian). Coming in the months ahead are new incarnations of other Valiant properties Bloodshot, Harbinger and Archer & Armstrong from a roster of talent that includes writers Fred Van Lente, Joshua Dysart, Duan
ComicsAlliance Design Critique: The New DC Comics Logo
Last Friday, news leaked that DC Comics had filed paperwork to register a new trademark. As with any news regarding change in comics, the tiny, black and white logo that accompanied said paperwork was greeted with a mixture of surprise and blind fanboy indignation...
The Comic Sans Project Envisions Global Dominance for Everyone’s Least Favorite Font
Whether you're an artsy Helvetica fan, a Garamond classicist or an unwavering devotee of Futura, we can all agree on one simple fact: Comic Sans is the worst. No other typeface in history has ever evoked such pure, blinding hatred, to the point where there's so much rage involved in it that you'd think it shot every graphic designer's parents in an alley and sent them on a life-long mission of re
‘Invincible Iron Man’ Brings Graphic Design to Mainstream Comics
Originally launched as new series to coincide with the 2008 "Iron Man" flick, "Invincible Iron Man" has quickly turned into one of the greatest superhero comics on the shelves -- or the "Best New Series," according to the Eisner Awards. The title has given Fraction an opportunity to literally deconstruct one of the most brilliant minds in the Marvel Universe, and brea