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Tahno Wallpaper by *inqWanderer
Absolutely lovely textures! Giving a very watery feel, it’s very fitting (Tahno being a waterbender in Legend of Korra). They also did a wonderful job at recreating this pose from the show with basic colors and little detail, adding textures to him as well. It does bother me that there is a dark margin at the bottom only, and the text could have probably been pushed down further instead of having the tope of the ‘t’ and ‘h’ touching the boarder, but other than that this is really well made!

Tahno Wallpaper by *inqWanderer

Absolutely lovely textures! Giving a very watery feel, it’s very fitting (Tahno being a waterbender in Legend of Korra). They also did a wonderful job at recreating this pose from the show with basic colors and little detail, adding textures to him as well. It does bother me that there is a dark margin at the bottom only, and the text could have probably been pushed down further instead of having the tope of the ‘t’ and ‘h’ touching the boarder, but other than that this is really well made!

Girls’ Generation, “Visual Dreams” music video

This K-pop band often has rather pretty music videos, but this one is amazing! It almost looks like they used a bunch of photoshop brushes to create the backgrounds, animating them with the music. Bright colors and a fun design to fit the song! They even created some background props to match instead of purely using a green screen. Not to mention, their outfits work very well with each background they use, especially with making the colors pop in comparison to their white dresses.

I really love the minimalism in this poster, and the texture used to create and old paper look. The use of simple colors and shapes to create the elements of the poster (literally in the case of the four elements marked at the bottom) is very nice, but I have to say it lacks balance. With the arrow on the left and the elements center-aligned, it ends of being very left-heavy, since the title is not large enough to balance out the large arrow. Also, the font used for “the” is a bit too different from the rest of the text to look right. Overall, though, it’s minimalistic and creative.

I really love the minimalism in this poster, and the texture used to create and old paper look. The use of simple colors and shapes to create the elements of the poster (literally in the case of the four elements marked at the bottom) is very nice, but I have to say it lacks balance. With the arrow on the left and the elements center-aligned, it ends of being very left-heavy, since the title is not large enough to balance out the large arrow. Also, the font used for “the” is a bit too different from the rest of the text to look right. Overall, though, it’s minimalistic and creative.

(Source: reddit.com, via thekakoro-old)

azizalbraik:

Disney Posters Re-Imagined by Rowan Stocks-Moore

Even more amazing Disney posters (though these all by the same person)! They’re all minimalistic, using simple shapes and colors to create images from the movies. To mention a few, the Alice in Wonderland brilliantly uses the basic shapes of the suites of cards and lowered the opacity to create new shapes to form the head of the Queen of Hearts! The Sleeping Beauty poster uses the moon as Aurora’s closed eye, Ariel’s tail to form the body of the boat, and the bite marks of the apple to outline Snow White’s and the prince’s faces. They all use some sort of object in the poster to create the shape of something from the movie.

(via thekakoro-old)

adventuresatdisneyland:

Buena Vist St. Window Display on Flickr.

I love this book cover so much I’m having a hard time find words! Not only is the illustration itself gorgeous, but the fonts used at great! The author’s name lines the top margin in a beautiful 20’s style font, and the title itself is a very simple yet unique font. And lets not ignore the fast the R extends out to create a wave pattern! I do love the margins around the image, and the fact her tail and water bleeds out into it, and her alignment in the image, opposite of the title, looks wonderful. She takes up the lower left corner while the moon and title balances out the upper right.

adventuresatdisneyland:

Buena Vist St. Window Display on Flickr.

I love this book cover so much I’m having a hard time find words! Not only is the illustration itself gorgeous, but the fonts used at great! The author’s name lines the top margin in a beautiful 20’s style font, and the title itself is a very simple yet unique font. And lets not ignore the fast the R extends out to create a wave pattern! I do love the margins around the image, and the fact her tail and water bleeds out into it, and her alignment in the image, opposite of the title, looks wonderful. She takes up the lower left corner while the moon and title balances out the upper right.

(via thekakoro-old)

(Source: forgottendisney, via rutella)

Ariel, Belle, Snow White and Rapunzel fanart, done by Nna.

Absolutely wonderful composition of colors and abstract shapes! There are no contours or complex curves and lines, not they’re not even very detailed, but the textures, gradients, and a blending of characters with imaginative effects and abstract objects create a beautiful image with obvious separations of characters from the background and foreground. They all have a good balance throughout the image, for example: Ariel on the left with the magic (her voice) in the middle leading into the darkness on the right where Ursala’s eel watches over. Also: Belle and the Beast focused on the bottom, followed by a mess of leaves and swirls, and crowned by the enchanted rose.

(Source: definite-disnerd, via thekakoro-old)

Short, sweet, and to the point, this poster advertises the release of Portal 2, using only black and white, text, and the outline of who is most likely supposed to be the protagonist, Chell. While it focuses on the text, the black and white is cleverly used to outline and fill the basic details of the figure’s portal gun and long-fall boots, making it obvious that the character is at least a test subject, if not Chell herself. The text quote takes up two thirds of the poster, while the other third is balanced out with the image and smaller text with the details of the game, release date, etc. I like the thick uniformed block the quote’s text creates, instead of being ragged at the edges, and I also like the larger margins around the quote while the margins are thinner around the details at the bottom, which also helps to balance out the rather large bulk of text, helping the image look less top-heavy.

Short, sweet, and to the point, this poster advertises the release of Portal 2, using only black and white, text, and the outline of who is most likely supposed to be the protagonist, Chell. While it focuses on the text, the black and white is cleverly used to outline and fill the basic details of the figure’s portal gun and long-fall boots, making it obvious that the character is at least a test subject, if not Chell herself. The text quote takes up two thirds of the poster, while the other third is balanced out with the image and smaller text with the details of the game, release date, etc. I like the thick uniformed block the quote’s text creates, instead of being ragged at the edges, and I also like the larger margins around the quote while the margins are thinner around the details at the bottom, which also helps to balance out the rather large bulk of text, helping the image look less top-heavy.

(Source: hastur, via thekakoro-old)

heartdisney:

Brave by Andrew Tucker

Alice in Wonderland by Maria Kaner

Bambi by the_wonderlander

Ratatouille by Sabrina Jackson

Pixar’s Wall•E by Sabrina Jackson

Aladdin by Dee Choi

Enchanted by Bryant Raditheo

Winnie-The-Pooh by Caleb Kerr

(Hopefully this counts even though it’s more than one image.)

These are all fantastic, minimalistic poster designs for Disney movies! Some are more complex than others, but all of them are made up of basic shapes with little detail, standard but complimentary colors, and still express what the posters are for quite well, displaying either a strong point about the movie, or the center of the plot itself.

Singularly, I’d like to point out the creativeness of the Alice in Wonderland title being upside-down to match the depicted protagonist of the movie, the very simple but balanced design of the WALL-e poster featuring no more than the plant logo (that displays on EVE in the movie) and the movie title and company, and the creative contrasting between the fairy tale world and the real world in the Enchanted poster (especially the two halves of the title being in different fonts and decorated differently).

(via thekakoro-old)


Hey Monday’s “I Don’t Wanna Dance - Single” album art

I love the textures used for this album art, making it look old and worn, and softening the sharp corners. The rule of thirds is used well, using the majority of the cover for the band photo and using the rest for the details on the band and song name. The diagonal shapes of the background for the text adds a bit of action while still keeping to its third of the cover, and the pink behind the song title adds a pop of color. The scratched out song titles at the bottom right fake the look of someone writing in pen, which make for a good design that balances out the band name opposite of it (notice the “finalized” song title is placed between the two, to maintain this balance). Finally, the typography for the band name is fantastic, a lovely serif font. I love the filled in shapes of the letters and the inverted bottom of the ‘y’ as it overlaps the ‘o’ so that it wouldn’t seem engulfed by the lower letter while still keeping the two words close together and lined up.

Hey Monday’s “I Don’t Wanna Dance - Single” album art

I love the textures used for this album art, making it look old and worn, and softening the sharp corners. The rule of thirds is used well, using the majority of the cover for the band photo and using the rest for the details on the band and song name. The diagonal shapes of the background for the text adds a bit of action while still keeping to its third of the cover, and the pink behind the song title adds a pop of color. The scratched out song titles at the bottom right fake the look of someone writing in pen, which make for a good design that balances out the band name opposite of it (notice the “finalized” song title is placed between the two, to maintain this balance). Finally, the typography for the band name is fantastic, a lovely serif font. I love the filled in shapes of the letters and the inverted bottom of the ‘y’ as it overlaps the ‘o’ so that it wouldn’t seem engulfed by the lower letter while still keeping the two words close together and lined up.

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