A few months ago, the internet was all aflutter about a wonderful illustrated GIF that appeared on a New York Times opinion piece about Amtrak’s Quiet Car– the GIF was a sweet and subtle animation of the train interior with muted scenery flying by in the windows. This GIF magic was drawn by Brooklyn artist Rebecca Mock, who has a particular talent for creating charming illustrations with simple animated effects: in one GIF, the ceiling fan lazily spins above a sleeping couple, and in another, nothing is perceptibly moving besides a sign swinging in the wind and one lone “Don’t Walk” signal blinking alongside. Read more
Well Medicated has a great list of 100 Illustrated Horror Film posters, many of which were quite frightening memories form my childhood. It’s fascinating to see the influence of fine art on film promotion and some lasting images and metaphors (see Road Games) that still hold strong today.