Minimalist posters poke fun at film titles | Posters | Creative Bloq

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This illustrated poster series pokes fun at an often all-too-serious genre by taking movie titles literally…

  • A hilarious, literal take on the movie ‘Gravity’

Movie poster design tend to go one of two ways – they either stick to the Hollywood blockbuster formula or go for the more creative approach. We’re big fans of the latter, as you’ll see in our round-up of the best movie posters. However, we’ve never seen anything as creatively hilarious as this.

Illustrator Danish Ahmed has poked fun at film titles by creating this minimalist literal poster series. “While checking out ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ movie poster recently, I wondered what if the poster showed an actual wolf at Wall Street,” he explains. “Then suddenly I would find so many movies that could have had very different, totally unconnected posters if we went by their exact titles.”

He has tackled the likes of…

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Street Art Collection by Royal Doulton x Pure Evil & Nick Walker

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Post-graffiti plates: Street Art Collection by Royal Doulton x Pure Evil & Nick Walker points the new way for the classic fine china brand, teaming up with two established UK post-graffiti street artists for a set of limited edition collectible plates and everyday mugs that represent a “daring juxtaposition of classic British design and progressive art.”

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Focus: Is photography dying?

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REUTERS NEWS PICTURES SERVICE - PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2013Are you one of those who have to pull out your phone to take a picture of your delicious meal, the passing train or that oh-so-stunning sunset? Do you risk your life – and that of other motorists – to take a macro shot of raindrops on your car window? If so, congratulations! You might just be killing the art of photography.

Camera phones seem to have turned all of us into talented photographers but this isn’t amusing professionals in the industry. According to celebrated American photographer Annie Leibovitz, the iPhone has become the “snapshot camera of today”. Also, the new urge to instagram every meal, dress and shoe has some psychologists worried. According to Linda Henkel of Fairfield University in Connecticut people are so relying on their camera phones, instead of their memory, to keep a record of the good, bad and ugly in their lives. “And that…

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Creating HTML5 Canvas | Reusing ActionScript 3.0 assets | Flash Pro CC

Note: This is the first of the two part series I am writing for Converting AS3 to HTML5 Canvas.

Flash Professional CC allows native HTML5 Canvas authoring! Yes, you heard it right! With its latest update, you can create HTML5 Canvas content right from within Flash Professional CC using the new HTML5 Canvas document type. This means you can use Flash Professional CC to produce rich, interactive content that adapt to the modern web needs. Flash Pro CC also allows you to add interactivity using JavaScript, as well.

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Five Best Photoshop Alternatives

Adobe Photoshop is the market leader when it comes to photo retouching, image editing, or even creating new images from scratch. However, for most people\’s uses, it may just be too many features to wade through, too much money to spend, or too complicated to use. Thankfully, there are plenty of powerful alternatives that also have tons of features. Here\’s a look at five of the best.

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