One of the perpatrators of shutterbuggery that we count among our readership sent us this Dragonballs teaser along with the note: “Dear Edwina, you overlooked this nice fresh new pile of steaming laterally sliced whatnot.”
Indeed, the failure to include this in ourDivided We Standpost is regrettable. And to atone for that sin of omission we make a sacrificial offering of the three posters below.
While not horizontally challenged, they nonetheless suffer from trailer envy: the desire to show as many of the film's scenes as possible.
Because we assume we are chatting intimately among confrères, it is our policy here at MonKeyArtAwards to never address the petty concerns of the civilian population vis-à-vis our key arts and sciences.
So, when one the many life-wasting pixel pushers we count among our readership sent us a link to In Defense of The Floating Head Poster Artist, our first reaction was not to fling poo at it, but rather to poo poo it altogether.
However, we feel it behooves us to present Felipe Cerdán’s letter as a cautionary tale, so you might see for yourself how overly defensive we high strung creative types get when attempting to explain what Felipe calls our “craft” to the great unwashed masses.
And, although we’ve yet to figure out just which heads were floating on the My Best Friend’s Girl one-sheet, we now know just how tedious it is to read text set in 99CC00 on black.
One of the many high strung creative types we count among our readership sent us this Movie Marketing Survival Handbook, which includes, among other items, a helpful diagram on how to make your own pointy thingy Key Art Award.
While it is our policy here at MonKeyArtAwards make a distinction between those in marketing (who are like racetrack touts: shady characters who offer advice about betting on horses in order to influence the odds) and those in advertising (we fearless jockeys who actually ride the horse to the finish line) we are more than willing to blur the lines in order to present this handbook as a public service.
Here’s a handy tip from the creatives over at Fox In House,* if you’re stuck for a place to put your title art, try laying it down in that big fleshy part of the actor’s face located just below the eyeball.
* Not, under any circumstances, to be confused with Fox outhouse creatives.
Click on big fleshy part of actor's face to enlarge.
If you’re like us, you’re always on the lookout for subliminal images and libidinal symbols that those egghead art directors like to sneak into their print ads.
For instance, in this ad for The Bachelor, the Seattle skyline suggests the rampant sexual heat just below the surface of this prime time meat auction, while in the foreground we can see the promise of a Freudian psychodrama unfolding as the little boy realizes he’s the only thing standing between daddy’s manparts and 25 Space Needle-crazed women.
Ifyou’re like us, you remember the first time you heard about the graphic design student that was paid $35 for creating the Nike Swoosh logo and how you thought to yourself, “Wow! I wish I could be exploited like that!” Well, now you can… thanks to Logo Tournament where all the winners are losers and all the losers are winners.
4Q reports for 2008 are coming in and it’s looking grim and grimmer for the networks and the studios as ad sales and DVD revenue continue to slide down the ol’ poop chute.
For those of you keeping score at home, our MonKeyArtAwards Unofficial Dumpster Count now stands at: Warner Brothers: 800 (employees), Viacom/Paramount: 850, NBC Universal: 500, Disney /ABC: 600.
Variety finally got around to tellin’ like it is: these cuts aren’t temporary. America produced such a glut of college grads with degrees in marketing and bidness that big corporations ended up with execs and junior execs stacked to the ceiling.
“We won't be layering on again," says the CEO of one major entertainment company. “At least not in this generation.”