Movie Mission

This post requires a little guessing on your part, dear readers. The four icons below are expressing a favorite movie of mine. Do you know it?


I skipped over this assignment  (2 and a half stars ) the first time I saw it:  “..reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons, four of them.” I didn’t really feel the appeal in it. Wasn’t something that interest me. But after reading up on design and symbolism and their impact on people, I thought I’d give it a go.

Though only four icons, this wasn’t produced in like 5 minutes. I had to think on things for a bit. After I had picked my movie, I sat down and listed some things I thought symbolized the movie. What do people think of when they hear this movie’s title? What do I think of?

I took that list and reduced it to the top four things. Then I got to work finding icons to fit these chosen symbols. Everything was selected from The Noun Project. I tried to keep my white space/ black space ratio in mind as I picked icons. The icons I picked have a bold sort of look to them. I feel like these types stand out more.

The creation part of the assignment was pretty simple. I downloaded the icons and placed them in a photoshop document. Again I tried to keep design ideas in mind. I had a grid up while I placed the icons. I kept the space between the icons equal, as well as the border around the whole thing. It doesn’t really show much since my text space on my blog is white. But if you click the image you can see what I’m talking about.

Credit for the icons are as follows:
Icon 1: James Keuning from the Noun Project
Icon 2: Alex Auda Samora from the Noun Project
Icon 3: Cris Dobbins from the Noun Project
Icon 4: Richard Cordero from the Noun Project


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