Re-Visioned (now with less Lame)
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
French writer (1900 – 1944)
Minimalism is something I’ve appreciated for a long time.
Get everything you want, and get it all in a small, tidy package, and you win.
This is probably also why I’m drawn to design that is crisp, natural, free of frill and overall, simple.
For example, my iPhone. I’m far from a Mac fanboy, but I have to admit that my iPhone is the best phone I’ve seen, period. the sleek exterior, the minimal buttons, the smooth interface. Note also that every alleged “iPhone killer” comes with a full keyboard attached, something that no iPhone user has said they needed. Good design shifts you just slightly out of your comfort zone with the glimmering allure of an easier, more concise life.
So then, I’m sure it’s no surprise that I was drawn to the Re-Visioned movie posters of Youseff Ibrahim.
1.) This work evokes in me a memory of old book covers, and thus a connection to good times spent reading dusty paperbacks; NOT something typically associated with movie going or move posters.
2.) I love the idea of showing only a glimpse into the plot or an iconic scene, instead of just showing the lead actor/actress and the title.