Archive for the ‘Graphics’ Category
I enjoy playing the word games that always seem to be trending on Twitter. The other day the challenge was to a replace one letter in the title of a TV show and ruin it as a result. Below is my entry. This is not my best work, though. There is no visual, but for the Drop a Letter, Ruin a Band challenge, I came up with “Paul McCartney & Wigs.”
I’m a huge Beatles fan, so the other night I decided to watch the movie “Help!” which I hadn’t seen in maybe 20 years. It’s not great, but it has its moments. Not far into the film, there’s a scene in which the cult members led by Leo McKern’s Clang attempt to cut off Ringo’s hand while the Beatles dine in an Indian restaurant (they need the big red ring that’s stuck on his finger for their human sacrifice ceremony.) After failing in the attempt, Clang pulls his minion Bhuta aside and, as the characters face the camera, makes a hand gesture. Twenty years ago, I thought nothing of it. But now that gesture has a new and mildly obscene meaning. In the interest of recognizing classic moments like these from the history of cinema, I present this graphic…
I recently took my wife to the hospital because she was having some pretty severe abdominal pain. It turned out to be a wonky gallbladder and she ultimately had it taken out. On our first visit to the hospital I noticed the pain scale sign hanging on the door. Mainly directed at children, it is designed to give kids a visual representation of their pain along with a numerical scale that runs from 1 (meaning no pain) to 10 (meaning the worst pain you can imagine.) Still, 10 didn’t seem to be enough to really reflect the misery that my wife was experiencing, and it brought me back to a classic movie, which is one of the best comedies of all time. So, I snapped a pic of the poster and upgraded it accordingly…
I’ve been practicing my Photoshop skills lately, doing some graphics work for the news satire site glossynews.com. Here are a few of the latest:
This one was created for an article about the fictional takeover of the United States by the NRA:
Apparently Alec Baldwin has been having some trouble with the law lately.
Clay Aiken won a Democratic primary for Congress in North Carolina in May. It could be the beginning of a promising political career. This graphic imagines a future President Aiken introducing his new cabinet.