Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Best Movie Posters Of 2012

From Flavorwire.

Minimalist, bloody without being gory, and blazed into our minds until Christmas day.

A delightful, hand-drawn poster by Johnny Sampson for a documentary about DIY home haunters.

Inspired by M. C. Escher’s iconic lithograph, Relativity, and far more interesting than the floating house poster.

The Eadward Muybridge-esque use of photo stills lends a dark conceptual twist to the art for this documentary about a French confidence man who impersonated a missing 13-year-old boy.

All the posters for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master were fairly interesting, but the painted Rorschach inkblot design featured in the Turkish version won us over completely.

The promotional posters for Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s novel felt like gorgeous watercolor paintings. It’s a lovely complement to Lee’s breathtaking cinematography.

The tagline on its own is chilling, but when paired with this imagery, the poster equally inspires wonder.

Like the film, the poster is a storybook brought to life. Artist Michael Gaskell created the hand-painted beauty.

This intriguing, wrinkled poster illustrates the strange hand signals cult members shared in the smartly unnerving thriller.

The found footage horror flick had its spooky moments, but the VHS-heavy skull poster truly stole the show. It’s also a nice, little nod to the poster for Visiting Hours.

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1930s Comedian Pretty Sure He's Outsmarted Murphy Bed

From The Onion.

1930s Comedian Pretty Sure He's Outsmarted Murphy Bed

Jan. 28, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Clad in his pajamas, fuzzy slippers, and floppy nightcap, mustachioed 1930s comedian Max Ruckle announced Sunday night that he had finally gotten the best of his new house’s stubborn Murphy bed. 

“That oughta do the trick,” Ruckle said after a prolonged 45-minute struggle with the malfunctioning bed, during which he repeatedly stomped on its mattress in an attempt to keep it down and became frantic each time it suddenly sprung upward and trapped him inside the wall. 

“Bed’s trying to make a monkey out of me, eh? Well, it takes a lot more than a pile of springs to outwit ol’ Max Ruckle!” 

Sources confirmed the sleepy Ruckle then blew out the flame from his candlestick and jumped into bed, immediately causing the walls of his house to collapse outward in all four directions.

Unhappy Hipsters Of The Day

From a blog called, oddly enough, Unhappy Hipsters.

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