Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I love the way he constructs them, he describes things in a way that alter your perspective, not only towards the thing that he's describing but also towards the idea of how things should be described.
I wouldn't call this a page turner, since it took me a long time to finish. But it's one of those rare books that you try to relish every single word, and in some magical way, make me as a reader feel scared to end up in the last page. I don't want it to end.
I'm not talking about the overall narrative, I actually wanted that to come to a close, but I don't want the experience to come to an end.
The characters are drawn so well that you as the reader feel like God and understand who these people really are in a level that no other human being can ever know another. McEwan gives you a very transparent view into the innermost corners of these characters' minds and it's such a pleasure to have read this incredible novel.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Now, I'm going to give examples of how to actually attract the audience instead of repelling them. Here is a run-down of recently released posters that are so well designed, it convinced me that I need to see this movie. A wonderful fusion of art and advertisement.
Funny Games U.S.
Draws you in like a moth to a flame
Simple, yet bold.
The Girlfriend Experience
The art of graphic design, maximised
Disturbingly alluring, eye-catching and well executed
Great composition. Beautiful typography.
Clever arrangement of the title
Creepy. I was obsessed with this movie because of this poster (if only the movie lived up to its marketing).
Clean yet striking
Thank You For Smoking
Monday, June 8, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Atonement by Ian McEwan. Considered to be a masterpiece (the novel, not the film)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (this book is so frickin hard to get, all the copies in the libraries I've been to have them all loaned out)
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. At least I have faces to put on for the characters already, thank God for films.
Push by Sapphire (is this a pseudonym? I love people identified with only one name)
Monday, June 1, 2009
The Moleskine was a blank canvas for my art, an empty page to fill my stories in and a surface where thoughts are transferred from my mind. They're slightly more expensive than the average notebook, which gives you more reason to treasure it but it's definitely well worth the cost.