Graphic Designer Porn
A couple hours of VH1 Mega Hits this weekend has led to me to a new subgenre: Graphic Designer Porn. Heavy on inventive use of typography and bold, new-yet-retro design, these videos give the designer geek in me a big chubby. Liz Phair’s video for “Why Can’t I?” makes the most boring song on her otherwise fun album a visual treat, presenting a primer on neat typography spread out over a series of mock-uped classic album covers. Niiiice.
Black Eyed Peas’ “Hey Mama” vid is just fucking killer, with judicious use of ’70s blaxploitation design and color, alongside some impressive choreography. The song is annoying, but it’s oh, so nice to watch.
Graphic Designer PR0N. Love it.