The Inspiration Drought Of 2008

You may have noticed a bit of a famine in the ol’ updates department here at the blog. I know I have, and it’s killing me.

Truth is, this year was my first holiday season as a full time freelancer and it seems I have a thing or two to learn in the area of time management. As a result, this blog has taken the hit and been left to fend for itself. I assure you this is only a temporary set back and we’ll be back in full swing in 2009!

In the mean time I thought I’d share with you a few articles that I’ve put together my favorite design blog; Smashing Magazine.  Enjoy!  And happy (belated) holidays everybody!

30 Unforgettable Movie Credit Sequences

A collection of my favorite movie opening title sequences (with videos).

40 Exquisite Independent Film Posters

I’m a big fan of independent film in general so this post was particularly awesome for me to work on.

50 Stunning Asian Movie Posters

Despite not being so well received and a few major boo-boo’s on my part, I stand by my selections as great poster design.

That’s all for now, but stay tuned for some huge changes in 2009 including a new logo, re-design and direction!

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Yo, I'm Andrew Lindstrom. I am a freelance web designer based in Vancouver, Canada. When not geeking out over design, I'm likely geeking out over film, technology or pretending to play the guitar.

7 Responses to This Post. Leave Your Own.

  1. My inspiration-drought has lasted for years. Not just on the writing/artistic front, but the endeavour of living life well front. (And I don’t mean “financially”.) We artist-types (omg, what typeface am I???) tend to beat ourselves up emotionally, physically, and consistently… I think it’s part of the process. We over-think, typically, and because of this we are then forced to compare the activity of our brain to the activity of our everything else – and that certainly will never, NEVER balance out. We are our own worse critics because we know our potential, shy away from the praise while yearning for it from ourselves, and, ultimately, most of us seek out that dark solitude where thought ends up conquering all.

    “Productivity”, or the self-tormenting societal definition thereof, seems to be the great nemesis of The Artist.

    Its what drives us to create, to destroy, to be emotionally and mentally unbalanced: e.g., to cut our ears off.

    “Back the fuck off ye loud, high-pitched mirror! Back… the… fuck… off… BE GONE!”

    With that said, I think I speak for everyone when I say I eagerly await the return of this blog. But chillax, it’s all good… we can pretend to have patience. Heh.

    – t

  2. I really enjoyed the ’40 Exquisite Movie Posters’ article, fully agree with all of them; great designs for fantastic films. I like looking at film and show posters for inspiration, creative droughts are the worst. Your lists are great for a kind of brief overview of some pretty awesome things in design, so thanks!

  3. Thanks for the awesome comments guys. Some big changes a brewin’ in the near future.

  4. Awesome blog, great content, and the new skin is killer man. Absolutely beautiful.

    – Trevor

  5. @Trevor Henry – That is the nicest comment ever! Thank you very much.

  6. Оригинальная идея. Интересно сколько времени он на это потратил

  7. Nice and informative site. Keep up the good work.