Mar 8, 2012

Minimalist Pixar Posters by Wonchan Lee

In tribute to some of the finest animations ever created, Wonchan Lee took it upon himself to design a series of minimalist posters each highlighting a Pixar film with a single, but instantly recognizable, graphic.  These feel reminiscent of the minimalist Oscar movie posters I shared last year.  See more of Lee's Pixar posters here.

Mar 7, 2012

Berlin Wall in South Dakota

On a road trip to see Mount Rushmore you probably wouldn't expect to come across the Berlin Wall. In Rapid City, South Dakota however, you'll find two 12 foot slabs of the original wall that divided East and West Berlin on display in Memorial Park located downtown. Surrounded by two tank traps, we visited the site on a rainy afternoon during the final day of our road trip. The gray day only seemed to further emphasize the bleak history behind the landmark. 

Mar 6, 2012

Writing to a Thousand

Always fluctuating between those weeks when I felt I had a lot to say and those days that I felt I just had to say something, it's kind of surprising to find yourself stumbling up to 1000 posts.  I've shared a lot so far, and when I think about all of the projects, rants, photo sets, reviews, film festivals, contests, film school classes, and all of the general growing up that's happened here, I realize that I've learned a lot too.

Using my flipcard, I created a visual representation of all 999 posts that preceded this one.  It looks like a lot, but also somehow like not nearly enough.  Counting today, these 1000 posts have spanned 4 years, 9 months, and 7 days of my life.  It makes me feel thankful, privileged, and genuinely happy to be able to share a bit of my story while trying to pay forward a bit of the inspiration that I get from pursuing the work that I love.

If for nothing else, Editing Luke is the proof that I made an effort 
for the sake of my ambitions and told my story in the process.  I think in the grand scheme of things I'll look back at these first 1000 posts and think, "yeah, that was a good start".