This should clear things up:
Tag Archive: Design
Today would have been JRR Tolkien’s 120th birthday.
To celebrate, Tom Hawking, the contributing editor over at Flavorwire has put together a gallery of beautiful and strange editions of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit from around the world. The list includes Professor Tolkien’s *least* favorite cover art as well as bizarre interpretations from Poland (which really should surprise no one who has seen CHUD’s extensive coverage of Polish movie posters) and other international editions.
Here are my personal favorites, some from Tom’s list and others from The Tolkien Book Covers Gallery.
So, please join me in raising a glass and toasting the author of one of the most enduring and beloved books in the English language:
‘Tis the day for concept art!
First we saw the official costume for Captain America, Now images of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor costume have begun to appear like popcorn all over the Internet today:
A few days ago, Mike Sampson over at JoBlo posted a detailed description of Captain America’s costume developed for Chris Evans:
The fabric of the costume doesn’t look like the scaled material of SPIDER-MAN but more of a leather fabric, like something you’d see on one of the X-MEN. Cap wears an old school utility belt, the likes of which we haven’t seen much in modern superhero movies. Utility belts were a staple of comic superheroes but haven’t made the transition but here Cap sports a rather thick belt made up of brown pockets with a silver buckle. (It actually looks something like the belt on this Captain America toy. [snip]
The suit actually has a practical WWII military look to it with some of the obvious Captain America flourishes that we would expect. It’s hard to really pass judgment on a costume until you see it properly lit, in motion and doing what it’s meant to do. But based on what I saw, I’m pretty impressed with how they were able to adapt the costume for the film.
As for the shield, it actually hews very closely to the classic design of red/white/red rings with the white star in a blue circle at the middle.
And now, without further ado, I give you: Captain America – The First Avenger:
The new Inception poster is out!
The concept for Inception reads like Duplicity meets The Matrix. What happens when corporate espionage is able to occur at the level of the unconscious? When thieves are able to enter the dreams of their targets, and extract valuable information:
Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.
Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossibleinception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
The power house cast includes Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger and Michael Caine. I can’t imagine anyone giving a poor performance out of these actors.
I am so pumped to see this movie. Nolan is a master of this sort of film noir storytelling, and the concept takes this to a whole new level. The obvious question will be if he can steward a Ledger-esque performance out of one of his actors, and if so, which one? My bet is on either Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Ellen Page knocking it out of the park.
…but this is just so much cooler!
The concept was developed by Ross Valory (of Journey! How cool is that?) and you can order your very own from the Mouth Man website. They even have adult sizes.