If you’re like us, you know there is no greater impediment
to the creation of key art than having to include those pesky actors in
your image. So imagine the fit of petulance
we experienced when one of our readers sent us these links to Olly Moss's Poster Remakes and to TCM’s
summer movie marathon.
These adorable Client Figurines feature an array of the most beloved types of clients you can imagine, including "The Passive Aggressive Psycho" and "The Life-Sucking Twit!" And coming soon: our new “Humiliating Moments” series will depict all sorts of whimsical client-vendor interactions such as "Shameful Degradation", "Endless Revisions" and "I Need You To Cut This Invoice In Half!"
Despite this horrendous year, I still have love for
this industry. After 10 years in this business, I enjoy the all of the good and tolerate the
There has been so much negativity and bashing on
the blog recently - might I suggest a refreshing topic, one that might
remind most of us why we got into this field in the first place:
"What is one of your favorite posters and
Was All A Dream
Dear It Was,
We are impressed that your career choice still gives you
such a warm and fuzzy feeling, while so many of our readers' emotions run more to the tepid and
Nonetheless, we will throw your challenge out to the wolves.
We ask readers to be sure to submit the answer to the "Why?" question in as poncy a manner as one can muster, like this: Guarding Tess. Why? Because of its Rockwellesque presentment of a meticulously staged narrative intrigue.
We hear that certain cable television print AE mentioned in
our July 17th post has joined up with her CD and settled in at an agency on Cahuenga
Blvd. West, along with as many as twenty other stafflings.
We could be wrong about the destination and the number of stafflings (unfortunately, our sources are as mendacious as we are) but we are certain about their departure from Wilshire Blvd. Did we say departure? We meant to say exodus.
Why is it that if you don’t have children your weekends are “available to work” but if you have children then you “have other commitments”? Is this just our industry, or is it the way of the world?
We hate to sound sanctimommyous, but having raised 26 children of our own and our husband’s other wives, we can tell you weekends with the kids are no walk in the park. Unless, of course, you happen to take the kids out for a walk in the park that weekend.
If you wish not to be “available to work” might we suggest taking up one of those slacker religions that prohibits its followers to toil on the Sabbath day?
Barring that, just tell your employer to go take a flying one.
We could be wrong, but we believe that the art director on Butterfly Effect was the first to wrap the billing around the perimeter of the poster in what may have been the biggest breakthrough in one-sheet design since that first big head floated up in the sky.