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Spread Your Legs, Let Me See it

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You know when you see a movie poster that features a woman spreading her legs and the main actor looking right through it; it tends to get you excited at first, then it reminds you of a movie you saw that also had a similar art direction on the poster but ended up disappointing you. PRINT Magazine has a nice piece on this phenomenon that features a gallery of the evolution of the spread-legged pose on movie posters, covers and advertisements.

The human leg has evolved continually over many eons, adapting from an underwater propeller to its current form. But on book covers and on film and theater posters, the leg has evolved very little. In fact, the “A-Frame,” a cutoff-torso-spread-leg framing device, is the most frequently copied trope ever used.”

Via: Boing Boing

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Written by Karan Bharwani

May 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm

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Old is the (New) New

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Graphic design has become a major part of our lives. Everywhere we go, we are always seeing graphics in the form advertising, packaging, and other stuff. Some are a feast to the eyes and some should have never been made. While contemporary designs are nice and all, it becomes too much and too monotonous sometimes. To break away from the normal contemporary graphic design, many artists and designers are now looking back to the good old days for inspiration. Smashing magazine has a nice feature on Vintage and Retro design from 1920-1980’s and also some current designs from designers and artists who make use of vintage and retro style in their work. Be sure to check it out.

Written by Karan Bharwani

April 22, 2008 at 3:03 pm

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Walking Bike

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Walking Bike

It seems that sneakers are being incorporated left and right in product design these days. After witnessing the Shoe Chandelier designed by Peter Pracilio and Oscar Lopez, we are now being exposed to this amazing piece of bike design. The Walking Bike built by Max Knight for Yargo Tloupas of Intersection magazine is equipped with custom tyres adorned with 8 different pairs of sneakers.

Clockwise from below: Adidas, Pierre Hardy, Raf Simons, Tretorn, Lacoste, Gola, Y3, Nike.

Via: Arkitip

Written by Karan Bharwani

March 31, 2008 at 8:43 am

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