Friday, May 23, 2008

A Jihad for Love

This is the poster for the new documentary produced by Sandi DuBowski, who made Trembling Before G-d. This time, it's about gays in the Muslim world.

Film Comment Fridays

The other day, I was singing in the shower and thinking, whatever happened to Baz Luhrman? Great typography is what happened! And Nicole Kidman and Hugh "the hottie" Jackman in a pre-WWII epic coming out this November. Here's the HD trailer:

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Three Hundred Thursdays

An uncanny coincidence. To be perfectly fair, I think the 300 poster was inspired by a cell in the 300 graphic novel. Still, when I ran across Rob Roy by chance, I nearly fell off my chair. In Imax.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

gray318: Netherland

Haven't seen this in person yet, but I can't wait to get a closer look. Anyone know who designed it? Who did the illustration? Lovely.

Totally Tuesdays: Justice DVNO

From Justice comes this latest 80s-inspired typographic xxxtravaganza (click to play). Thanks for the tip, Evan. And check out the video for Dance elsewhere on this blog, or right here:

Monday, May 19, 2008


A mystery set in modern Turkey, where an American woman looks for her friend in a place where no one is who they say they are. I love the way the type has been incorporated so perfectly into the image. The way the star and crescent are placed on the title mirrors the birds. And who'd have thought to put that light shadow behind the type - it's like, awesome!

Does anyone know who the designer is? The publisher is Overlook Press.

Jason J. Heuer: American Nerd

Like a good nerd, this cover is prim and proper and perfectly ordered. The way the story begins on the cover and gets cropped off on the bottom reminds me of a nerd going on and on about something no one else is listening to. All in all, charming.

From Scribners:
Most people know a nerd when they see one but can't define just what a nerd is. American Nerd: The Story of My People gives us the history of the concept of nerdiness and of the subcultures we consider nerdy. What makes Dr. Frankenstein the archetypal nerd? Where did the modern jock come from? When and how did being a self-described nerd become trendy? As the nerd emerged, vaguely formed, in the nineteenth century, and popped up again and again in college humor journals and sketch comedy, our culture obsessed over the designation...