Wednesday, December 05, 2012

White Titles Trending...

 It seems like for the past year (maybe year and a half), it has become very trendy to give music videos slick on screen titles in a white font. It's pretty "meh" in most cases, but some I do like. So here is a list of my top 7 in no particular order of preference.

 Please, bear in mind that this is not a commentary about the rest of the video or the music itself. So no matter what my, or your feelings are about say Jay-Z or Justin Bieber, this is only about a trend in white titles. I happen to enjoy these ten the best because of the choice of typography, composition, the fades (transitions), timing and fit with establishing the tone of the song and video.

#1. Youth Without Youth ~ Metric

#2 Hit Me Up ~ Danny Fernandes feat. Josh Ramsey & Belly








#3 Let Me Love You ~ Ne-Yo




 #4 She Can Ride ~ Dru




#5 Boyfriend ~ Justin Bieber





#6 No Church In The Wild ~ Jay-Z feat. Kanye West





#7 Whistle ~ Flo Rida

Friday, November 16, 2012

A little bit of random for your Friday...

Optimist Prime and My Little Pony together = an epic army?
 You be the judge.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


 I stumbled across this absolutely charming vintage T.V. commercial on Internet Archive a couple of years ago. It's for the American cola brand Shasta and features Dr. Frankenstein and his creation (called Igor in the commercial) in their laboratory. The Doctor sends Igor to  "go and get me what I crave". Igor then visits the local grocery store to pick up some Shasta.

 I feel like this commercial is also notable for the inclusion of John Fielder as the store clerk, probably best known as one of Disney's most popular voice actors, playing Piglet of Winnie the Pooh fame for many years. As well as and ending voice over by another popular actor Tom Bosley, aka Mr. Cunningham on Happy Days.

You can watch and/or download the commercial from the Internet Archive here I've also tried to represent it as best as possible using screen captures below to help illustrate the simple yet absolutely effective colour design.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Found a copy of Bravestarr: The Movie for 2 dollars on DVD the other day at the dollar store. I'm totally excited! I vaguely remember the TV series so we'll see how well yet another piece of 80's animation has held up.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Mean Girls...

 Just completed a 3 day 'text war' with a friend using all quotes from the movie Mean Girls. He finished out with 115 texts and I with 116...      

  except mine were all the same quote...

  all 116 times...
  because it's my favorite...                                                                                                                                                  
  ...yeah, it was totally "Boo, you whore" :D