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Minimalist posters / Moroccan movies

While reading my last article  »Cars & films posters«  » for a last time before publishing it. I suddenly remembered that a couple of days ago, I was pleasantly surprised when discovering  »Minimalist posters / Moroccan movies », a great graphic project initiated by a friend of mine.
In fact, the two projects hold the same main idea: Re-imagining movies’ posters with the artist’s personal touch. If Jesus Prudencio used cars instead of heroes, Tarik Raiss played the card of minimalism, using the simplest and fewest elements to give us a first glimpse of the essence of each movie.
To be honest, I didn’t watch all the illustrated movies, but I was very happy when I saw  »Ali Zaoua » that I consider as the best Moroccan movie ever made. Observing the poster brought to my mind the fallen dreams Of Ali, his dream of being a sailor, a moment of pure emotion.
Keep the Good Job Tarik. And if you read my article, I have a little request 😀 Can you made a poster for « à la recherche du mari de ma femme » or maybe  »Ali, Rabiaa et les autres » ?

ali zaoua affiche amours voilés casanegra ex-chamkar goodbye morocco marock mirages zero

abdou chez les almohades


Cars & Films

So here I’m back. It’s time to post some beautiful stuff after a long long absence. And believe me, I really missed that…
To begin, here’s an amazing project called ‘’cars and films’’ made by Jesùs Prudencio. The Spanish graphic designer re-imagined posters of some popular movies using the famous cars which take an important place in each movie’s story. So which one is your favourite?

the shining

pulp fiction

mr bean

miss sunshine

italian job


ghost busters


back to future

A bearded wanderer designer just made his CV, and it’s F***ing original !

I think that there’s not big thing I could add ! Or maybe 3 little points, as i had the pleasure to work with Mr Mehdi Benaissa :

==> If you work with him, you’ll understand what the expression « Work up a sweat » is all about. When this guy is doing something, he gave 200%. Never tell him « come on guy, it’s not important, slow down » !

==> This guy loves graphic arts so much that instead of saying « What the f**k » he says « What the font » !

==> He’s such a  funny person . Even when he’s angry, he’ll manage to make you smile.

I think i’m gonna let you discover him more through this awesome resumee

when people become pixels by Alan Graig

This photography project is just mind-blowing !! Using people as pixels to create giant portraits of iconic people, that’s the challenge set and brilliantly met by Alan Graig in this highly creative collection of aerial photos. The 40 years old californian artist puts a beautiful human touch on each one of these portraits : Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, JFK…

Creativity has no limits, ENJOY IT !

You can know more about the artist on this link

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Stunning winner photos of National Geographic traveler photo contest

The national geographic 2012 traveler photo contest winners are revealed ! 11 stunningly breathtaking pictures that ewill take you in a magnificent journey around the world’s wonders!

From Afghanistan Kyrgyz lands simplicity of life to Norway northern lights, the beautiful contrast between viet children dreams and a talk between some old moroccan men. Not forgetting New Zealand, Madagascar, Chile…If you are about to travel, you’ll certainly find your inspiration here.

So let’s discover the winning photos that has been choosen between 12,000 entries from 6,615 talented photographers in 152 countries around the globe. ENJOY THE RIDE!

1st place winner : Butterfly by Cedric Houin
Buttefly national geographic 1st place winner
This image was shot in the Kyrgyz lands of the Wakhan Corridor. The intimacy of this everyday life moment, shot inside of a family yurt, is in total contrast with the harsh environment these nomadic tribes live in. On the right we notice a television and a sound console. These tribes live weeks away from any village by foot. In spite of being located at an altitude of 4,300 meters in one of the most remote areas of Afghanistan they are equipped with solar panels, satellite dishes and cellphones. Ancestral ways of living, with touches of modernity.

2nd place winner : Baloons by Vo Anh Kiet
my baloon national geographic second place winner vo anh kiet

H’mong children play with their balloons on a foggy day in Moc Chau, Son La province, Vietnam

3rd place winner : Devotees by Andrea Guarneri
devotees national geographic 3rd place winner Andrea Guarneri

During the Easter holy celebration called “Misteri” in Trapani, the devotees carry the scenes of Christ’s passion on their shoulders all night long. When the day comes they take a break.

Merit winner : Underwater surf  by Lucia Griggi underwater surf national geographic merit winner lucia griggi

Taken at Cloud Break at an outer reef in Fiji, a surfer duck dives his board to clear the rolling waves of the raw ocean.

Merit winner : The Village of Gésadalur by Keb Bower
the village of Gésadalur national geographic merit winner Ken Bower

The village of Gásadalur and the island of Mykines in the background.
Until a tunnel was built in 2004, the 16 residents living in Gásadalur had to take a strenuous hike or horseback over the steep 400 meter mountain in order to make it to the other villages.

Merit winner Swimming in the rain by Camille Massu
swimming in the rain national geographic merit winner Camilla Massu

« My sister in the south of Chile. We are sitting at home next to the fireplace in our southern lake house when it suddenly began to pour uncontrollably. Had to rush into the lake to take this snapshot! »

Merit winner : Old men with DJellaba by SauKhiang Chau 
Old Men with  Djellaba national geographic merit winner SauKhiang Chau

The Last Supper Of Da Vinci? No, They are just some old men of Chefchaouen with djellaba, sitting and talking each other.

Merit winner : Lost in time, an ancient forest By Ken Thorne
Lost in time an ancient forest national geographic merit winner ken thorne

Near the city of Morondava, on the West coast of Madagascar lies an ancient forest of Baobab trees. Unique to Madagascar, the endemic species is sacred to the Malagasy people, and rightly so. Walking amongst these giants is like nothing else on this planet. Some of the trees here are over a thousand years old. It is a spiritual place, almost magical.

Merit winner : Look into antoher world by Fred An
looking into another world national geographic merit winner

« This is the great Japanese maple tree in the Portland Japanese Gardens. I tried to bring a different perspective of this frequently photographed tree. »

Merit winner : Bagan Bliss by Peter deMarco
Bagan bliss national geographic merit winner peter demarco

« More than 2,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas fill the plains of Bagan. Once the capital of the Pagan Empire, farmers now raise their livestock within the centuries old complex. The best way to see Bagan, apart from a ride on a hot air balloon, is by bicycle. It’s easy to get off the beaten path and live out your wildest Indiana Jones fantasy »

Viewer’s choice : Huset by Michelle schantz
Huset national geographic viewer's choice winner Michelle Schantz

A lonely cabin is illuminated under the Northern Lights in Finnmark, Norway

London 2012 Olympics unforgettable moments : 100 amazing pictures !

London 2012 olympics are over, And i really can’t describe how much i am fascinated by the greatness and strong sensations of these games ! Seeing more than 10 500 athletes from 204 country competing in an amazing ambience of challenge, fair play and respect…is just extraordinary !

It was inspiring and breathtaking to watch all these champions giving all what they have for the victory, the explosion of emotions, tears of joy and pain. Hearing them talking about their road to success, all the sacrifices they made and how they achieved greatness !

So i had the idea to gather 100 amazing pictures of these London « human » olympics greatest moment , Enjoy ^^

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Samsara : Visually breathtaking. Unlike anything you will ever see !

Samsara is a non narrative movie where the speech is given to the breathtaking beauty of the our world’s wonders. Shot in 70mm film, the movie is the fruit of the collaboration between director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, the filmmakers of the highly acclaimed and award winning « BARAKA ».

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And here is the synopsis of Samsara as it was described by the official website :

« SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.  Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders.  By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern. 

Expanding on the themes they developed in BARAKA (1992) and CHRONOS (1985), SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience.  Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation.  Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet. »