Last week’s Oscar ceremony is over . You may have watched or read the reviews and viewpoints. I can just say two words to Ephblog … “inclusion clause”.

However, that is not my point this first Sunday am 2018 in DST. It is this story by Dan Howarth in the 2 March edition of the on-line Dezeen Magazine featuring minimalist designs by Chungkong for six of the nine finalists for the Best Picture award.

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Four of the movies with their studio release posters are shown above with Chungkongs’s posters for compare and contrast.

From the article …

The colourful designs are intended to capture the essence of the movies in as little detail as possible. Oriented portrait, each features the movie’s title and a director credit at the top, and a summarising quote from the film in smaller text towards the bottom.

The Shape of Water, a love story by Guillermo del Toro about a mute cleaning lady that falls in love with an aquatic humanoid creature, is depicted with the outlines of their faces covered with bubbles – all in blue-green shades.

The poster for the Best Picture-winning The Shape of Water also is a reference to the famous optical illusion of a footed vase and two facing profiles.

Now where did that hour go …


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