Pictograph signs can be helpful, particularly when you're traveling in a foreign country and need to quickly locate
some kind of misshapen elk thing and a fire pit with a bunch of cavemen dancing around it a bathroom. Making movie posters anyone could quickly grasp: Viktor Hertz.
Done for fun (and finally for sale) by a Swedish graphic designer/photog, VH's minimalist posters convey the plot/theme from classic flicks using modified black pictograms, which he hopes "bring a twist" and help them stand out from the recent morass of minimalist movie poster collections he feels "get a bit boring", an attack that some might deem poor cuneiform. A sampling:
Waterworld: A meridianized globe that's elongated to resemble a drop of water, which also makes it look like a sprung net trap hanging from a tree, something investors were also doing after seeing the financials.
Point Break: A men's room-style silhouette atop an automatic rifle that's subbing in for a surfboard, though if he's shredding during the 50 year storm, there's no telling which barrel's more dangerous, brah.
Rosemary's Baby: An old-school carriage with a handle grip shaped like the tail of the devil, which ironically could also be a pictograph for Roman Polanski himself.
Vik promises lots more in the near future, including a just-released series based on flicks from Kubrick, whose films went from depicting dancing cavemen to just making you want to keep your eyes wide shut.
Published: April 5, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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