It’s weird that you’re so big on postmodernism, Polaris, but have such a conservatively modernist view on typography.
And Helvetica is an interesting film. Not as great as I expected, but…
What are your views on typography, Falderal?
It’s an interesting field, I guess, but I don’t find much exciting about it.
“It’s weird that you’re so big on postmodernism, Polaris, but have such a conservatively modernist view on typography.”
Dafuq? Everything I know about typography I learned from Fuck Yeah Art Student Owl
(Well, and over the past year and a half have started paying attention to my graphic design friends to try to pick up some of this type of discussion.)
But anyway, my Helvetica statement was tongue-in-cheek.
“It’s an interesting field, I guess, but I don’t find much exciting about it.”
It’s certainly one of those things where the passion of the people very involved is decidedly beyond the level the laypeople notice. The bad side of graphic design is that once people point out to you the principles, it’s a very ‘You can’t unsee it’ field. Now that I understand kerning, god almighty.
“But anyway, my Helvetica statement was tongue-in-cheek.”
Everything I’ve said on here about Helvetica and typography has been tongue-in-cheek.
“Now that I understand kerning, god almighty.”Greatest. Thing. Ever. Said.
I would say that graphic design is inherently conservative, and that’s part of its principles. Not to say there aren’t innovators or a lot of room for creativity in the field, but it definitely privileges the principled, foundational, and direct route to communication. The main reason I’ve been paying attention to it is that it’s yet another thing I want to be mindful of, if not professionally, while I do my own projects because I’ve seen enough locally produced DVDs where the covers look (SURPRISE!) like bad b-movies of the direct-to-VHS days (and well some of the movies look like those movies too, and some of those movies ARE those movies too, but that doesn’t change the fact that basic graphic design knowledge will push that cover to a new level of attractiveness and will noticeably affect your audience).
I’d say the two types of people I’m most willing to hire so that I don’t have to do the work myself and I want it done well are sound people and graphic designers, but luckily (for me; very unluckily for them) graphic designers are so many and so desperate for opportunities it’s pretty easy to get work for free. However I have paid graphic designers before and there’s one graphic designer on the ECP that I would like to pay if I ever get the money.
Edit: Also another thing I want to point out is that whomever is most responsible for the graphic design behind the Obama campaigns, or the multiple people responsible (but it’s been so consistent….) deserve bofo accolades. (edit#2: included this article I found immediately after saying that because I figured somebody must have said something about it from this perspective.)
Yay!! I love, love, love, Friday the 13th. I think this is the third one this year, all three occurring on days I worked at the college muhahahaha.
Been a while since I’ve taken an emotional risk as a film watcher. So tonight, I’m gonna watching Breaking the Waves, Revolutionary Road, and Blue Valentine all for the first time…
Breaking the waves alone is a bad idea… I hated that movie! But it seems like we’ve been disagreeing a lot lately, so actually you’ll probably love it!
I’m gonna have to scroll through your fav movies and see just how opposite we are, lol. I’m gonna love it and write a glowing review for it just to spite you, bwahaha!
Lars Von Troll…
Breaking the Waves and Blue Valentine are both in my top 50 of all time and deserve their own night.
I also liked Revolutionary Road but I’m fairly alone on that one.
I am one of the few contrarians who loved Revolutionary Road
David Lynch is having another child… or did y’all discuss that on a previous page?
Let the Lynch legacy live on until the end of time, if you ask me.
Nice, can’t wait to get set up for an ass-numbing night.
David Letterman spoiled The Dark Knight Rises lol.
Haha, first good thing he has ever done!
Hahaha! But it sounds like (from that article you linked) that Hathaway handled the whole thing greatly, I like that. I guess Letterman hates Nolan fans as much as I do.
… Not to get into sad stuff, but Sylvester Stallone’s oldest son (36, i believe) has died… My prayers go out to him, the deceased, and the family…
Yes, may Sage Stallone rest in peace. He restored grindhouse films, according to a CNN article.
And Cracked predicted that Bruce Wayne would die months ago. I’m just waiting to see if JGL becomes the new Batman.
Lover: Have you seen Boxing Helena or Surveillance, the films directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch? I’ve only seen the first (one of my least favorite films, I own the DVD for some reason tho), if it hadn’t flopped she would have had a decent career…
No, I have not. If I had been aware of her existence I would have done so a long time ago (not for any interest in the film, but her blood connection to one of my favorite people in the fucking galaxy). Thanks, I might keep away from Boxing Helena, but I’ve been told its healthy to see fair amounts of crap cinema here and there…
A friend of mine told me Clint Eastwood’s daughter directed a shitter.
Surveillance is just silly. It’s more of a dumb film than a bad one.
I never saw Rails & Ties but I remember when it came out a couple years ago and it was supposed to be terrible. Didn’t last long in theaters.
Late to the party, but Johnny Guitar getting a release?
And Ruby, did you end up seeing Brave?
Going to Cincinnati today. Anything to do there this weekend besides eat?
Das Schloss Au Hasard BalthazarJournal d’un Curé de Campagne Funny Ha Ha
“What the hell am I doing here?”
Tokyo GodfathersPiThe Muppet MoviePeeping Tom
I’m looking for something, but it’s not what I think it is.
I’m going to go see Elles but I’m not expecting much. I expect it to be well shot, nicely performed, and absolutely le tired. But I haven’t been to Ye Locale Independente Theatre in a while and what the hell, arthouse boobs.
Ever have those moments?
Yeah, I do every few months. Plus, I heard Juliette Binoche has some… Uh… Sexy time in it.
lol @ david letterman, I just watched the clip. If it isn’t a legit spoiler, Hathaway was involved in the staging. The body language between the two of them is far too convincing.
Aside: Off to watch the second Mabuse film in a little bit and extremely excited. It’s been far too long since last seeing a Lang film, considering I only admire his work more and more with each viewing.
“Yeah, I do every few months. Plus, I heard Juliette Binoche has some… Uh… Sexy time in it.”
Well in typical arthouse form, whatever arousal you anticipate is undercut by some depressing existential statement on the nature of sexual abuse and dispassionate relationships. Binoche’s most sexy moment follows the film’s most horrific.
It was an alright movie, I don’t feel like I necessarily was introduced to any concept not seen in movies like Belle de Jour and Maitresse and so on. But there are two really good singing-along with music scenes that made my five bucks and fifteen minute walk worth the effort.
Edit: also, I love the Mabuse character, I love him so…