Are You a Lone Ranger?
In the Journey, who is your companion? Who is your guardian, your guide, your icon, your shepherding guide? Me? Raven and crow, telling.
Digging In, the Soul of Story, Brand:
I was moving through, collecting and organizing some earlier Girvin studies for Paramount Studios, and hanging out in the theatre, looking at titling treatments, graphic identities for films and one-sheet theatrical campaigns.
The Dark Portal of Design | Star Trek Two
Working in the motion picture business, as a designer for theatrical advertising, the potential of working comes from making introductions, reaching out: connecting.
Tom Ford, James Bond and Design
Theatrical design, costumery, and captivation. There’s always been a supreme masculinity in the legacy of the mythic, Ian Fleming archetypal character and the theatrical playing power of James Bond.
How do you see information as a story?
Cinematic interface design as a reference to example. It might be said that the rise of infographics — visualizing, simplifying and organizing content into varying graphical arrays, pictograms, charts, diagrams...
Working with Tony Scott
I was shocked to read about Tony Scott’s passage, in the manner of his so-called choosing and — more critically, not knowing the truth in, about, any of it.
Snow White and the Huntsman
Archetypes in storytelling, repetitive patterning in the mythic dimension. There is a story, in a story, in a story — interesting is the search for patterning, to contemplate the metaphorical and archetypal character of Snow White, the Legend.
Designing Impossible Missions
Hand-Built Titling Fonts in Movie Logos; the Brand Identity for Tom Cruise. Seeing Ghost Protocol... reminded me of earlier efforts — creating at the start, to define brand style for Mission: Impossible.
Exploring broadcast identity design in the context of politics, Kelsey Grammer, and Starz newest series: BOSS.
Exploring the legacy of a typographic design
The image comes from the current site/launch of Spielberg and Jackson's pre-launch strategy of the storytelling of Tintin. Working with Nancy Goliger, former EVP Theatrical Advertising, and her team (then) at Paramount Studios.
The End of the World: 9.09.09
Marketing apocalypse, branding oblivion I’ve been studying some thematic elements in Russian society — a sense of myth, Slavic legend and a kind of genetic
leaning in the personality of Eastern European storytelling....
Human+Brand+Love | Michael Jackson
I’ve written about that idea of the human brand, which I might more effectively relate to the notion of the “human torch” — a fiery inspiration.
Going back, thousands of years, into the mists of proto-history...
The Branding of Iron Man
Exploring Identity, Logo Evolutions & Story in Motion Picture Design. Notes on the history of the Iron Man brand, the evolution of identity and how it comes to be.
Tony Stark | The Iron Man
Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark is the man in disambiguation — confused on one front, solid as iron, in another. His metal clad skin covers a soul that is
torn and sheared in seething pain. Iron, clasps heart.
Notes on the Matrix Design
There’s another symbolic value to the O and the 1 beyond the nature of the digital translation of content and interpretation. O, the curved enclosure — is,
in sequence etymologically — from Sanskrit — the sunya...