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Create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography.

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Gunsmoke Visualized

This poster came out of an assignment that asked us to make a minimalist TV/Movie poster. Unsure of what to do, I decided to go with something I’ve been enjoying quite a bit lately: Gunsmoke, an old radio show which later got a TV series adaptation.

I made this …

Edward Scissorhands

This assignment was a lot of fun! I had to create a minimalist movie poster. I chose to do Edward Scissorhands. In order to try and capture the meaning of the movie, I decided to use his scissorhand (because obviously, that’s what the movie is about). In paint, I pasted …

HIMYM Minimalist TV Poster

For this 3.5 star assignment, I had to either create a TV or Movie Poster using a Minimalist design. I’ve always liked looking at things with Minimalistic design qualities, so I was looking forward to this assignment. The only tricky part was picking one TV show or Movie which I …

Minimalist Movie Shot

For the minimalist movie poster assignment, I had to first choose a movie for it. I chose How the Grinch Stole Christmas because it is one of my all time favorite movies.

 

I thought I could make the face of the Grinch using basic shapes as the cover. …

Design Assignment – Minimalist TV/Movie Poster

I love minimalist movie poster designs. The simplicity in it makes it all the more enjoyable to view. For this assignment I chose to do a minimalist movie poster on the movie The Martian.

The movie already had a basic poster. Simply the actor, Matt Damon, looking into the camera …

Design Assignment – Minimalist TV/Movie Poster

 

For my second assignment of the week, I delved into the design category, and decided on the creation of a minimalist movie poster. I found the hardest part of this assignment deciding on a subject matter for the poster. I ended up going with the last movie I saw …

Dream Within a Dream

Inception is a fun thriller movie involving dreams.  And dreams within dream.  And dreams within dreams within dream.  You get the point

For the Minimalist movie poster assignment, it took me a while to think of a movie that could be summed up minimally.  Eventually I decided on Inception because …

The Angel Islington

A minimalist poster for television?  Why not?  Hey, I remember when there were new episodes of MacGyver airing (that means broadcast).  I chose something both old and new.

+1 for anyone who understands how the title of this post relates to the poster.

[contact-form]…

Designing the Minimum

Wow, a minimalist poster? sounds like my kind of assignment. Lots of thinking, little tedium.

When it comes to deciding what movie I wanted to do a minimalist poster on, I only had a few options. The example posters all had readily identifiable nouns in their designs, and I know …

Over the Garden Wall to Me

Ah, October! The month of Halloween, and the season for spooks and nostalgia. And what better way to celebrate this month of skeletons and ghosts than by watching Over the Garden Wall every day until November?

Over the Garden Wall is a 10-part miniseries that aired on Cartoon Network in …

MasterChef Junior

“Create a TV/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography.”

3.5 Stars

Okay, I’m going to be really honest with you this time around. I have a folder full of slightly different versions of this poster on my desktop. This assignment was hard, …

Citizen Kane: Minimalist Movie Poster

Create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography (Minimalist TV/Movie Poster)

The concept for this design assignment came to mind immediately based on this scene from Citizen Kane (1941):

Cinematographer Gregg Toland pioneered a deep focus photography that enabled …

The Ascent – Movie Poster

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Portlandia Poster

For this assignment (worth 3.5 points), I had to make a minimalist poster for a TV show or a movie. I chose Portlandia, a show I have recently started watching and greatly enjoy. I decided that this was a good choice for a show because most of the main characters …

Minimalist Poster

This Design Assignment can be found here: http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/minimalist-tvmovie-poster/

This is a minimalist poster based off of my character dossier, Sterling James. The cross design was taken from my minimalist icon assignment:

As this was a minimalist piece, simplicity carried the most impact on this overall design. That being said, I …

Conway’s movie poster

One of this weeks assignments was to create a movie poster that captures the story through minimalist design. I created this poster for my character Conway. It is a black and white picture of the magazine and bullet to his gun that he does his “work” with. It looks noir …

A Minimalist Murder Mystery

I’ve always thought minimalist posters were an artistic and creative way to show the plot/main focus of a story through only a few shapes and colors. For this assignment, “Minimalist TV/Movie Poster” we were to create a poster that captures a story through minimalist design and iconography. I …

Minimalist TV Poster

This assignment was interesting! I decided to use Photoshop for this one. I found this one kind of difficult as I was trying to figure out what I was doing while in Photoshop itself. But I definitely got the hang of it though! I really like the thought of this …

A Dream Inside A Dream Inside A….

For my second design assignment for the week I decided to do the Minimalist TV/Movie Poster assignment. Our task was to create a Minimalist style poster that captures the essence of the story for the selected Movie/TV show. For this assignment I decided to use the movie Inception for …

Minimalist Aqua Teen Poster

For the Minimalist TV Poster assignment I decided to make a minimalist poster of one of my favorite tv shows, Aqua Teen Hunger Force (also known by several other names if you know the show). To truly capture the show I needed to include the whole gang in one minimalist …

Minimalist Harry Potter

3 1/2 stars

So basically, I am a giant nerd and obsessed with all things Harry Potter. I chose to complete the minimalist tv/movie poster assignment, where we were tasked with creating a poster for our favorite story using minimal designs or icons.

I actually own a minimalist Harry Potter …

Aladdin Movie Poster

I chose to do the “Minimalist TV/Movie Poster” (3.5 stars) assignment in the category of “Design/Re-designing Posters” in this weeks Design Assignments. Unsure of which movie to chose, I decided to stick to Disney movies to simplify my options, and after I found the Genie Lamp by

Breaking Bad Minimalist TV Poster!

This assignment took me way longer to complete than it probably should have, simply because I was not very familiar with GIMP, the image manipulation software that I used to make this poster.  Once I got a grasp of the software however, making the poster became a breeze!  Breaking Bad …

Minimalist poster…all 7 in one.

What I have done with this poster is taken all 7 of the Harry Potter movies and combined them into one poster:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and the Goblet

minimalist movie poster.

The truth is out there.

 

For this assignment, I initially thought that I wanted to use a movie. After seeing a previous post re-creating Snow White, I toyed with the idea of using my own favorite Disney/folk tale movie: Sleeping Beauty. Then, I re-considered going with a grittier theme …

The Wire, Minimalist Style

For my third design assignment this week, I did “Minimalist TV/Movie Poster” (3.5 stars). I chose this because I figured it would be easy to do for The Wire, it’s about drugs.

How I did it:

So I went on The Noun Project and searched “drugs” and came …

Minimalism Takes Detail

I love minimalistic designs for basically everything. From posters, to jewelry, minimalism is just really cool to me, so naturally I was drawn to the assignment, Minimalist TV/Movie Poster which is worth 3.5 stars. This assignment presented the perfect opportunity to make my design Wire related and that is exactly …

A Minimalist TV Poster of Sentencing by A Hot Crazy Mess

My poster representing the title of the Season 1 Finale of The Wire

A Minimalist Sentencing by A Hot Crazy Mess

Snow White

For my next design assignment, I made a minimalist poster.

I decided to create a poster for one of my favorite Disney movies, Snow White.  This is a story of a young girl who had to escape her home because an evil queen wanted to kill her.  She ran …

A minimalist poster

Design week started yesterday and I could not get my ‘pointy head’ around it. Each week I feel……

Minimalist gif poster “Time Enough at Last”

 

 

Inspired by Cogdog‘s awesome “I Can Read!” gif poster for “Eye of the Beholder,” I decided to make a poster of my own in a more minimalist style for “Time Enough at Last.”

I started this RIGHT after listening to Tim and Jim (hey that rhymes!) talk …

A Simple Invasion

Minimalist TV/ Movie Poster

Create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography.

 

For this assignment i thought it would be the perfect way to get the image of Agnes Moorhead completely butchering the aircraft out of my mind. Even though …

Super Fast Mode! Catching Up!!

Winding down with time and taking these moments out to post up assignments I have not posted up consolidating my posts into this one post to save sifting through a bunch of posts Visual Assignment 1 – 10 stars 3½ Stars – Minimalist TV/Movie Poster 3½ Stars – Minimalist Book …

krlyrk » DS106 2013-03-10 15:34:49

Create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography.

This second assignment is worth 3.5 stars bringing my total to 6.5/15 stars for the Design assignments.

It’s a Wonder | Three Stars

“All women can do wonders if they’re put to the test.”

Season 1 Episode 2

 

 

 

Really there are no words needed.…

Talking + Alcohol = Watch What Happens: Live

I guess you can say that I’ve fallen in love with making minimalist posters this week since this is my third one. I have been enjoying the challenge of making them this week and learning how to use GIMP in the process. My best friend got me hooked on Bravo’s …

“Anyone can be killed.” — ???1/2

For this week’s assignments, I am focusing on design.

For my birthday on February 23rd, I received both seasons of Game of Thrones on Blue-ray/DVD. I can’t stop watching it. So my mind has been on Game of Thrones all week.

The moment I saw this assignment to …

Less is More***

As per usual, another post is being dedicated to Cinderella. What can I say? She’s my favorite. So it was only natural that when I had the opportunity to create a movie poster in the most simplistic manner, I chose to do Cinderella’s cover. Just out of curiosity, I …

Minimalism

For this assignment, we had to make a minimalist design that reflected a movie or tv show.  Instead of doing exactly that, I chose to do video games.  The first one I did was Mario.  Here it is.

I did this all in Gimp.  First I took a picture of …

Being Minimalistic

Here is my second design assignment for the week! This one is a 3-star Minimalist TV/Movie Poster. All you need to do is pick a movie/TV show and then create a poster that “captures the essence of the story.”

For this assignment I choose the TV show “Chicago

Texas Forever

So we have officially made it to design week.  For this week we have to get fifteen stars (and I’m kind of freaking out a little bit).  I decided to get an early start of this week since I have awful at getting started anytime before last minute lately.

For …

Destination: Danger Zone

In order to help recruit a new trainer for ISIS (and the on-going space mission), I have created a series of design media. 1. Propaganda Poster This poster corresponds with the Propaganda Poster Assignment in the design assignment repository. I created it by taking a screenshot of this picture of Archer. In Photoshop, I carefully edited …

Minimalist Movie Poster Walk Tutorial and Poster

I decided to make a better more improved minimalist movie poster and let you all know how I did it. Here is ma poster:   Well to accomplish this assignment you either have to have some way of making all those … Continue reading

Heir of Paths and Bucket Tool

Continuing with my theme of “let’s parody every awesome line from Riddle-Master,” I give you my minimalist poster for the second book in the trilogy, “Heir of Sea and Fire”!

MINIMALISM, AHAHAHAH. Why the heck did I ever think I could attempt minimalism? MY FAVORITE ART STYLE IS ART NOUVEAU,…

Brielle’s minimalist posters

Link to my posters for Alice in Wonderland, The X-files, and Girl, Interrupted

How I Met Your Mother

I saw this assignment on a random try! It was to design a minimalist poster for a tv show/movie. Immediately, I thought of doing something with How I Met Your Mother. I don’t know why that happened, it just did! So I wanted to do something simple (duhh cause they…

The Seventh Seal: Mindful, Minimalist Movie Poster

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I’m no Bergman connoisseur nor real film buff for that matter, but Bergman’s The Seventh Seal has a scene that is pure poetry, verbal and visual. To set…

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…

Minimalist TV/Movie Poster

For the Minimalist TV/Movie Poster design assignment we were to Create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography. Here i chose a couple of my favorite movies.This assignment was fairly simple i just added text to pictures that convey the idea…

Primer

If you haven't seen Primer yet, then this is the clearest understanding of the movie that you will ever have.

The hard part of minimalism is not in the fabrication, obviously. The hard part is figuring out what contains the most information in context yet contains the least information out…

Dead Man’s Chest Movie Poster

I’ll be honest: I don’t know much about graphic art. I’ve seen it. I’ve spent a lot time wandering the rooms of the MoMa looking pensive, and ds106 is currently producing a lot of hot art. But nothing has made me appreciate graphic art more than designing a minimalist movie…

City of God

For my final design assignment, I chose to do the Minimalist TV Poster. I thought a long time about which movie to do; I had really wanted to do an older movie, but I couldn’t think of any (that I’d seen, at least) that had a simple enough iconic image…

Minimalist Poster

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of favorite novels and movies. The process was pretty straightforward and simple. I chose the mockingbird symbol as the “essence of the movie.” I used GIMP to paste the icon in the center of the background. I used the clone tool to make it…

True Blood

Design Assignment: Minimalist TV/Movie Poster
For this assignment, I chose to make a minimalist tv show poster from HBO’s True Blood series. I created the poster in Photoshop where I overlayed a tru blood bottle with a solid color and then overlayed inverted text on top.

If you love vampires,…

DNA and Evolution

I decided to try out the Minimalist TV/Movie Poster assignment. I wanted to do this on a movie that I love, yet havent seen in a long time – Evolution. For those of you who have not seen it, it is a comedy about a group of people who lead…

Minimalist Movie Poster

I took a crack at the Minimalist Movie Poster as my first design assignment. I don’t know that I really like the way it came out but I took too much time to not post it Basically, I love the movie The Notebook. Typical, I know… But, my idea was…

The Social Network Minimalist Poster 2

I made a movie poster of the social network earlier, here’s it is again with slight modifications.

This is the “add friend” button as it is currently displayed on facebook. I basically used the same font, added the white-gray gradient to the button shape, and using the rectangle tool, made…

They Blog, They Lion

 
Minimal is the new black.
These were all created in Gimp (the font is Gentium Basic), and the silhouettes are all from the public domain clip art site Clker, which totally totally rocks, esp. for silhouettes.
The first three are all from the opening (see below), and the last…

8. minimal again (ds106 #3)

Despite the great amount of time it took, I really enjoyed doing the past ds106 I did – the Minimalist Travel Poster for Yubaba’s bathhouse in Spirited Away. So I decided to do another similar assignment!

These Are for the Minimalist TV/Movie Poster assignment. I found this assignment a bit…

The Social Network – Minimalist Movie Poster

I created this using photoshop. First by using the rectangle tool to create the button. I gave it a black stroke of 4px, and used the line tool set to 3px to create the white lines within the rectangle.
I then searched the font Facebook uses which I found out…

Angry Birds and DS106

I created the following images for a blog post on using Angry Birds in the Classroom.  I know Angry Birds isn’t a film or novel, but there is a story that is being told throughout the game. Click on the … Continue reading →…

Deliverance Minimalist Movie Poster

Seeing Jim Groom’s minimalist movie poster for the The Thing finally get some love from Web Urbanist inspired me to finally take a stab at this assignment. I actually don’t need a lot of prodding to make a piece of design (especially for ds106).

My poster is for the John…

FMJ Minimalist Movie Poster

FMJ_Minimalist, a photo by theunwiseman on Flickr.
For my last design assignment, I chose to make another Kubrick movie poster in a minimalist style. I know it’s not very well done, but it was a rush job. I did my best not to make it look like a crayon, but…

John Carpenter’s The Thing Minimalist Poster

I love the minimalist poster assignment over at ds106, and going through the process again allows me to do something with The Thing which I had promised last semester, but never delivered on. I ended up doing The Birds instead, and I think I thought it was better than it…

Pre-Black Friday Week-End

For my minimalist movie poster I choose the 1967 Godard film, Week-end. It’s one of my favorite films and one of the first that came to my mind when I thought of iconic/rememberable scenes.
Near the beginning of the film there is a lengthy single take of the protagonists (sort…

ds106: Design Assignment 43 – The City of Lost Children

Design assignment 43 brief
Create a TV/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography.
The City of Lost Children
I chose the film The City of Lost Children as the subject for this minimalist design assignment. Some of my favourite features of the…

Minimalist Movie Poster

Guess the movie…

Incidentally the poster was made with Adobe Illustrator. The bullets were made with the 3D revolve tool.…

Glengarry Glen Ross

Alternate Title: “Have you MADE your DECISION for CHRIST?!”…

Minimalistic poster

This is my minimalistic poster for the Design Assignment at #ds106 Digital Storytelling. Tom Woodward (through Marta Burtis) posted the assignment, namely to

Create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconograph.

I chose Everyone Says I Love You, one of Woody…

Psycho

After taking some inspiration in the movie poster of Jim (The Birds)
I decided to make another great movie about one of the great masters of suspense, Hitchcock
Here the minimalistic movie posters assignment for ds106
Another version:…

Minimalist Movie Poster: Speed

Design Assignment:.
Create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography.

Speed may not be the pinnacle of film, but the theme of the movie lends itself to a design aesthetic like this. Abstract concepts can be hard to distill, but the…

“You see what you want to see”

and you hear what you want to hear.
Presenting The Point.…

007 Minimalist Poster

Generic for any 007 film, because there is always a Bond Girl.…

Minimalist Movie Posters

As I told you in the last post, I decided that we have reached the point in the semester where I can be honest with you: I love Harry Potter. I mean, really love Harry Potter. Not to the extent of writing Fan Fiction (because that’s just too much!) but…

the barfly and the buk

I still count bukowski as one of the greatest, though my days of worshiping him are over. I can’t keep up with role models like that anymore.
I’m not sure about the poem in the background. Way too much to expect from a viewer. I like the crushed can. I…

Minimal Trouble in Little China

John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China – one of the best movies of the 80s, or perhaps of all time?  Anyhow, this is my Minimalist Movie/TV poster assignment.  If you’ve seen the film, you’ll get it, and if not, you probably won’t.  Either way you should go and watch…

Minimalist Movie Poster

I decided for my assignment that I would make a minimalist movie poster. I love the professionally done ones that you can find online, they are some of the most creatively simple pictures I’ve seen. To get started I had to pick a movie, this was a huge decision in…

50 Eggs

Taking a stab at the minimalist movie poster assignment for ds106. There are so many ways to slice this; I rifled through my DVD drawer and landed on this classic I rewatched (a few times), Paul Newman’s tour de force as Cool Hand Luke.
While we know the classic opening…

House Minimalist Poster

This is my submission for the design assignment. I made a minimalist poster for one of my favorite shows, House. In the poster the ‘O’ in the word “House” is made out of 2 canes configured in the shape of a heart to convey both the main character’s disability and…

The Birds

Here is an attempt at the minimalistic movie posters assignment for ds106, the best course in the known universe:

I really like how this assignment attempt came out, and the background color is significant, any Hitchcock fans out there have any idea what it is referring to?
Anyway, the coolest…

Minimalist Movie Poster: JAWS

I decided to do my poster on one of my favorite movies, Jaws. I used adobe photoshop.…

The Social Network

I was going to do the “minimalist” poster assignment but wasn’t satisfied with my first attempt and decided to do another one that’s “semi-minimalist” but with a key frame of the movie integrated in there. I like how this turned out, and I do love me some monochrome action here.…

DS106 Design Assignment: Minimalist Movie Poster

While I am really enjoying the Daily Shoot (one week in, one week to go), I decided to give one of the Design assignments a try this week as well. I might do more than one as I am very much a frustrated, unskilled and untrained designer that always wishes…

the king’s speech

Minimalist TV/Movie Poster

For this ds106 assignment I had to look at the assignments submitted by anyone at this location and pick one of the submitted assignments (drop down menu) to do. I chose the minimalist tv/movie poster which is described as: [you] create a tv/movie poster that captures the essence of the…

Help Someone Else Do this Assignment

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Tutorials So Far

Minimalism

For this assignment, we had to make a minimalist design that reflected a movie or tv show.  Instead of doing exactly that, I chose to do video games.  The first one I did was Mario.  Here it is.

I did this all in Gimp.  First I took a picture of …

Minimalist Movie Poster Walk Tutorial and Poster

I decided to make a better more improved minimalist movie poster and let you all know how I did it. Here is ma poster:   Well to accomplish this assignment you either have to have some way of making all those … Continue reading

DS106 Week 4 – Design: A Sansing Sprint

Inspired by my Slaughterhouse IV bunkmate Chad Sansing, I composed a Design Assignment Sprint. I spent a lot of time in tinkering in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, which always leaves me wishing I could do more than I actually … Continue reading →…