ZAP! You've been Illuminated!
December 4, 2003 7:48 AM   Subscribe

You have been disciplined all your life   ::::   Nothing Changed - Nothing Will

Words of encouragement from Piotr Szyhalski's Electric Poster Series (Animated gif images). Artist's web site here.
posted by taz (12 comments total)
Uh, did you just use a HR tag in your post?
posted by xmutex at 8:44 AM on December 4, 2003

posted by the fire you left me at 8:47 AM on December 4, 2003

my HR is bigger than yours
posted by xmutex at 8:49 AM on December 4, 2003

Uh, did you just use a HR tag in your post?

Hey, it made my day exciting. As did Piotr Szyhalski's ultra-cynical posters.
posted by Shane at 10:30 AM on December 4, 2003

Can we use marquees on the front page now?

Cool posters, btw.
posted by bshort at 11:10 AM on December 4, 2003

There's lots of good stuff buried in the MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) site besides Szyhalski's work ... a good couple days worth of browsing at least. The only negative I can see is MCAD's emphasis on concept over workmanship, which doesn't necessarily apply to the series being discussed but rather MCAD's favored way of thinking about and teaching art.
posted by ScottUltra at 11:28 AM on December 4, 2003

His designs are amazing. Really a top-notch typographer. The posters made me feel frightened, then depressed, then a little bit ill. I think I'll mail #5 to my ex.
posted by damehex at 11:39 AM on December 4, 2003

I have a question for anybody who knows:

How did the guy use all those nifty type fonts? Is it a relatively easy to find program or something? A plugin to photoshop? Anybody?

Nice images. Thanks for the post, taz.
posted by hama7 at 12:38 PM on December 4, 2003

umm yeah, it's a plugin.
posted by mikhail at 4:01 PM on December 4, 2003

hama7, you just download fonts you like and once you've installed them they will be available to use in your graphics and word processing programs. Some of my favorite font sites are TypOasis, Font Paradise, Nick's Fonts, Astigmatic, and Misprinted Type.
posted by taz at 9:50 PM on December 4, 2003

Oh, and speaking of #5, damehex - is that a leech under a glass in the last image? Ew. Ouch. Ick. But nice metaphor.

Sorry, xmutex, for the horizontal rule, but I didn't use my one free "egregious front page formatting abuse" pass last year, and I didn't want this year to slip by without taking advantage of it. It won't happen again!
posted by taz at 10:17 PM on December 4, 2003

Thanks, taz.
posted by hama7 at 8:11 AM on December 6, 2003

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