Tag: design

“Watch the Titles: Dr. No

At Forget the Film, Watch the Titles, Liselotte Doeswijk has a nice analysis of Maurice Binder’s opening titles for Dr. No. “The mid 1950s was an interesting time for title sequences. The growing popularity of the rivaling medium of television prompted film studio’s to rethink their promotion strategies. […]

The Medieval City Plan Generator

Design your own medieval city using the “Medieval City Plan Generator!”  “It’s the free online tool you’ve always wanted. It doesn’t create maps of actual medieval cities–only nice looking maps of imaginary cities, with the ability to add plazas, castles, rivers, city walls, and even shanty towns.”

“Catsuits, Boilersuits, and Racing Suits”

At the Vintagent, Paul D’Orléans writes about the history of one-piece utility suits from boilersuits to Catwoman and Girl On A Motorcycle (1968). “The story of the ‘boilersuit’ and its (super)heroic descendants is a curious tale; a purely functional clothing item historically laden with a mix of Utopian […]