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January 30, 2009 4:26 PM   Subscribe

The "I Can Read Movies" Series is a set of fake film novelizations, done in 1950's and 1960's illustration style. [via]
posted by piratebowling (19 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I love this.
posted by Joe Beese at 4:30 PM on January 30, 2009

In case his site gets bogged down by traffic, the set is on Flickr here. It is, unfortunately, not a discrete set, but it's still fun.
posted by piratebowling at 4:39 PM on January 30, 2009

What is it about '60s graphic design that makes it so unique? Because these are awesome.
posted by dunkadunc at 4:52 PM on January 30, 2009

These are awesome. I really hope he continues the series; it's *perfect*.
posted by mediareport at 4:53 PM on January 30, 2009

Just the covers of these fake publications. Dude is an artist and illustrator, as far as I can tell, not a writer as well.
posted by piratebowling at 5:00 PM on January 30, 2009

Really cool. The "Temple of Doom" one, I'm pretty sure there's an edition of The Book of Skulls that looks a lot like that.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:16 PM on January 30, 2009

This is amazing, and whoever made them has an excellent eye for design. There's basically nothing in these that gives them away as fakes (except our knowledge of the movies, etc.) It's so good, I wonder if they're based on original covers from the 60s.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 5:22 PM on January 30, 2009

Beautiful and inspiring.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 6:59 PM on January 30, 2009

Great find. Thanks for this.
posted by churl at 8:03 PM on January 30, 2009

Wow, very cool. I'd like to see some movie posters like this.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 8:18 PM on January 30, 2009

Heh. Ghostbusters. "Don't cross the streams." Well played.
posted by sourwookie at 11:22 PM on January 30, 2009

Hah! Note-perfect. I really wasn't expecting much but could actually smell the pulp.
posted by Eideteker at 7:31 AM on January 31, 2009

Possibly inspired by the movie-books are these video game book covers. I think my favorite is Metal Gear Solid.
posted by revgeorge at 7:36 AM on January 31, 2009

Like Max said of Mrs. Hart, these are "gorgeous (growl)"
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:12 AM on January 31, 2009

Brilliant, so well executed.
posted by everichon at 8:29 AM on January 31, 2009

These are awesome.
posted by biscotti at 9:30 AM on January 31, 2009

really great, thanks for posting!
posted by ericbop at 6:58 PM on January 31, 2009

Great post, bad tags - if only because it's similar to a post from today and yet none of the tags are the same.
posted by crossoverman at 7:45 PM on February 4, 2009

I got the point in the other thread where you called out my tags, crossoverman. Fixing it.
posted by piratebowling at 8:50 PM on February 4, 2009

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