Minimalist Poster

Minimalist poster

My try at a minimalist movie poster. All1 sorts of people have already done it. Although most don’t seem to be tagging with visualassignments572 it so that it aggregates under the assignment on the ds106 site. That’s going to make it harder for Jim to count every assignment by hand when he does the big data infographic design fest at the end of the course.


I had a number of ideas. Most of them centered around putting the tux bow tie around things like the Walther PPK. I did that and didn’t like it. Things looked too cheesy.

To get the tux look, I started with a still from a Bond film and then ended up using the Polygonal Lasso Tool to trace the outlines. In the end I made the lines more angular and iconic. I added in some of the defining lines (to help define the bow tie and to illustrate the shirt split).

1 Frank got 007 stuck in my head and Alan forced my hand.

2 DS106 Complaint: Make these tags shorter and non-plural. Now pretend I called into the radio show to say that.

Comments on this post

  1. Frank said on February 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Glad to see you stayed classy.

  2. Cali4beach said on February 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    ooh I like this 🙂

  3. theunwiseman said on February 18, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Agreeing with Frank on the classy part. Love it!

    Also, Pierce Brosnan was my favorite Bond.

    *prepares to receive flak*

    • Tom said on February 18, 2011 at 10:15 am

      BROSNAN!!!??? You simply don’t volunteer that kind of information.

    • Frank said on February 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      Really? Connery all the way for me. Even though Pierce is the Bond of my generation.

      • Jim Groom said on February 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm

        You are all wrong, Roger Moore is the one true Bond. Period.

  4. Tim Owens said on February 18, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I have DesignAssignments43 as the tag for the Minimalist Movie Poster assignment. Where did you get VisualAssignments57?

  5. Ivana Martinez said on February 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Great movie choice!

  6. Jim Groom said on February 19, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Screw your complaint.

    • Tom said on February 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      Aren’t you supposed to be cheerful?

      • Jim Groom said on February 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm

        Maybe, but we haven;t followed any other god damned rule with this course, and look what it has gotten us, total transcendence, this poster yet another node on the web of awesome.

        • Tom said on February 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm

          Wait. There are rules for courses? Crap. Are they written down somewhere?

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