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Create a film-based book cover using the aesthetic framed by Spacesick here: http://spacesick.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-can-read-movies-series.html See the original images here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacesick/sets/72157614482499746/with/3198823976/

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I Can Read Televison – Free Man

“I Can Read Television: Free Man 2″ by aforgrave on Flickr

I like the “I Can Read Movies” Design Assignment 55. It’s fun to try to capture a movie (or television show) with a cover image as well as imagine the design of an old paperback book.

The Basics…

Everyone changes in The Village: a #prisoner106 design assignment

The Village library is full of some entertaining and suspenseful reads.  It’s important to have hobbies and materials that keep our minds busy.  We recently had several donations of “I Can Read” books all from different Community members.

Cataloging new arrivals in The Village library

Odd.

I picked up The …

I can read tv (2.0)

One of the assignments for design week for #prisoner106 was to do the “I can read movies” assignment.

I have tried this one before, when I first started doing DS106 back in 2013; this was one of the first things I did in GIMP (not the very first, but …

“A reasonable alternative is to complete a piece that…

“A reasonable alternative is to complete a piece that incorporates two different assignments for a sum total of 4 or more Credit Units.” 

So I did the ‘I can read movies assignment’ and ‘the one story 4 icons’ assignment in one cover. The electricity in my tree house is on …

Many Happy Returns: The Book

Many Happy Returns

I made the basic image for this book in GIMP a few days ago, using a clip from the “Many Happy Returns” episode of The Prisoner (near the end). Most of the text I created in Word, converted to pdf, and opened as layers, positioned and sized, …

Episode Book Cover – Hammer Into Anvil

Design Assignment for Week 4

Out of the two choices of the “to do” assignments – I chose the book cover recreating  the aesthetic of Spacesick .

My first thought was the Dance of the Dead episode and having multiple skeletons, a sample was too close to that content and …

prisoner106: Book Cover Assignment

Although my favorite writer of books about TV shows is the inimitable Peggy Herz of “All About Rhoda” and “The Truth About Fonzie” fame, Paul W. Fairman, of the Partridge Family novels, is a close second. He also wrote pulp Science Fiction and novelizations of the “That Girl” TV …

I Can Read Movies

Pulpnight Sun

This project was a little tricky, because I had to play with the layers and the smudge tool a lot in order to maintain the aesthetic of the original design. I found the sun online and just layered one on top of the other. I couldn’t the font …

“I can read tv” book cover–Time Enough at Last (ds106zone)

For the second week of ds106zone, the Summer 2013 edition of ds106, we were working in part on design assignments. I had a few ideas of things I wanted to do, but only managed to get one thing done because it took me so long. I decided to …

I Can Read Series: Time Enough at Last

“Mr. Bemis is Sad” book cover by aforgrave, based on “Time Enough at Last”

The Inspiration

@cogdog (Alan Levine) inspired me this morning with his I Can Read Series: Eye of the Beholder children’s book cover, and upon quick reflection, it seemed to be a just perfect assignment to do …

I Can Read Series: Eye of the Beholder

Making the Twilight Zone approachable for new readers…

This is a slight riff from the I Can Read Movies ds106 design assignment, I did not use the templates, but instead mocked it from Biscuit Goes to School

I started with the idea of the Janet Tyler character facing the …

AI and Design Theory: Before and After

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Design Assignment 366: Design a film-based cover using the aesthetic framed by Spacesick.
I have admired Spacesick’s ingenious “I Can Read Movies” book covers and the amazing interpretations by DS106ers like Chad and Scottlo. Well, I like a challenge so I set my sights high with this assignment.
I…

Reading A Monkey Movie

In looking for a film to fit into the I Can Read Movies assignment, I decided would start by repurposing my initial Monkey House vector graphic and work with Terry Gilliam’s 1995 film, 12 Monkeys.  Like Gilliam’s 1985 film, Brazil, the film is set in a dystopian future, but also…

DS106 Design Assignment: I Can Read Movies

I chose one of my favorite movies for the I Can Read Movies design assignment, Groundhog Day from 1993.  It is one of those movies that I can flip to on TV and start watching it from any point and still enjoy it.  Usually, I notice some little thing that…

Right out of Piedmont

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog
With activity ramping up for me at the Northern Voice conference this week, my window for MADI (Making Art Damn It) is closing, hence here I sit working an hour on a faux book cover for the I Can Read…

Mission: DS106 – Design assignment sprint

It’s great to be at camp during summer vacation.
This week I found another block of time through which to sprint after a number of ds106 design assignments. I had some trouble narrowing down which assignments to tackle until I began them; clearly, I do not yet have the patience…

I Can Read Movies

I did the ds106 assignment “I can read movies” where you create cover art for a book adaptation for a  film you like. One of my favorite movies is the 1995 Japanese animation film “Ghost in the Shell“. It deals with cybernetics, existentialism and some badass robot fights. I think…

I Read Birds

Here is my take on the I Can Read assignment. I created a cover of the first horror movie I ever saw, The Birds. If you haven’t seen the film it’s an Alfred Hitchcock classic about a costal town in California being attacked by ordinary birds-not birds of prey.
 …

I Can Read Breaking Away

For the I Can Read Movies DS106 Design assignment, I created a cover for one of my all time favorite films, Breaking Away. If you haven’t seen the film it’s the story of four friends after high school that grew up in a college town, not feeling they were ever…

13. i can read movies (ds106 #4)

  Create a film-based book cover using the aesthetic framed by Spacesick   Now, this isn’t nearly as minimalist and thought out as the original ‘I Can Read Movies’ image series by Spacesick, but I figured I’d give my own spin on it. I did a few tests where I tried to do something closer … Continue reading »

I Can Read Alien

One of the assignments I have been dying to do for over a year, but have never been brave enough to try is the I Can Read Movies design assignment. My first attempt at this assignment is rather derivative, I stole the design idea from Spacesick, the orginator of this…

On speed-reading movies

ds106 assignment on creating a film-based book cover. Inspired by a previous submission.

Speed Racer, by the Wachowski Brothers is actually one of my favourite movies, although I don’t think such sentiment is in line with the majority opinion. Nevertheless this was a good chance to promote the movie and…

I Can Read "Letters from Iwo Jima"

This is for Digital Storytelling.The Assignment name is I Can Read Moveis.
I picked up one of my favorite movie which is Letters from Iwo Jima.This movie portrays the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers.

Usually, I really do not like war movie even though I…

I can read American Beauty

Here’s my take on the #ds106 “I Can Read Movies” design assignment. I tried to riff off of the work and aesthetic of spacesick as instructed in the assignment, and to me that meant bring in a simple pattern and iconic image from the film. There are so many iconic…

Bourne: I Can Read Movies

This is last project that I was able to get done this weekend.  I am not an illustrator by any means.  Believe it or not my favorite, and most comfortable, program to draw and illustrate in is Keynote.  I know Keynote is meant for PowerPoint equivalent presentations, but it is…

I Can Read Movies: Harry Potter

I used to love to read, and Penguin books were the best. After I made this cover, I decided I needed to scuff it up a bit and make it look old. This kind of makes me want to print these out and wrap them over some of the actual…

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Tutorials So Far

Everyone changes in The Village: a #prisoner106 design assignment

The Village library is full of some entertaining and suspenseful reads.  It’s important to have hobbies and materials that keep our minds busy.  We recently had several donations of “I Can Read” books all from different Community members.

Cataloging new arrivals in The Village library

Odd.

I picked up The …