For premieres, for re-runs, for decades, they've been in our homes. I'm not talking about microbes, I'm talking about our beloved characters from TV. They've allowed us into their homes and their worlds during convenient and regular prime time hours and in return, we've seen every nook and cranny of their bedrooms and kitchens. Interior designer and avid TV fan Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde has taken the time to create colorful, hand-drawn floor plans of some of our favorite families homes. There may not be any new adventures for Joey, Kramer or Lorelai but these prints will always be there to make you feel at home.
If film references and typography are your thing, here are two minutes of extreme visual stimulation. Created by Evan Seitz, these two videos go through the alphabet with fast-paced, stunning motion graphics and soundbites from each film. ABCinema seeks to test self-nominated movie buffs by quizzing their knowledge while providing some interesting visuals.
Happy Birthday, Mia Farrow!
Mia Farrow (born February 9th, 1945) is an American film actress, humanitarian, political activist and mother of fifteen children, both biological and adopted. Farrow starred in many great roles over the course of her life. These included Rosemary's Baby (1968), Secret Ceremony (1968), John and Mary (1969), Follow Me (1972), The Great Gatsby (1974), The Omen (2006), Be Kind Rewind (2008) and Luc Besson's Arthur Series (2006-2010). Farrow was in a relationship with film director Woody Allen for several years, during which she was a star in many of his films. These credits include Zelig (1983), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987) and Alice (1990). She is a Goodwill Ambassador at UNICEF and a firm believer in children's rights. As well as this, Farrow campaigned for "Dream for Darfur", narrated a documentary about Rwandan genocide and testified against the former Liberian President. Farrow's involvement with countless charities and campaigns has led her to be named as one of the world's most influential people.
Happy Birthday George A. Romero!
Today marks the birth of George Andrew Romero (born February 4th, 1940), an American filmmaker who is also known as the "Godfather of Zombies". Romero is best known for his cult classic Night of the Living Dead (1968) as well as its successors Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985), Land of the Dead (2005) and Diary of the Dead (2008). Romero is known for defining modern day horror cinema. He inspired a medley of successful current day filmmakers including Peter Jackson, Edgar Wright, Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth and Guillermo Del Toro.
Growing up, Bill Plympton dreamed of someday working for Disney. After his animated film, Your Face, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1987, Disney offered him a million dollars to animate the genie in Aladdin. Plympton said no. Disney wanted ownership of all his work and Plympton wasn't willing to give that up. Plympton has remained independent ever since.
If you're one of those people who like to sit on the bus and blast a song or a cat video on your phone for all your neighbors to hear, then consider an iPhone Theater, designed by Miami man Mike Enayah. It dangles in front of your eyes so your hands are free for texting on your other phone. If you're pleased with the level of irritation you cause to your fellow passengers, but would like to raise it up a notch, then you've found the right way to do that. The iPhone Theater - after all, tiny screens are the reason filmmakers spend millions of dollars on high quality film.
These cleverly minimal movie posters have been brought to you by graphic designers from all over the world. The sparse and carefully chosen imagery of your favorite movies are a welcome relief from the too–standard action movie poster of Vin Diesel and some dude, standing back to back.