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Movies to Inspire – Part IV

Summer is the season of blockbusters. In essence, design is about busting blocks. Be it web or graphic or illustrative, design is all about the message to the audience, the people. Using outside influence to inspire creative, constructive usability is the sole purpose of design, the heart, if you will.

The fourth installment in our Movies for Designers series is much more than teaching you anything about Design, these films teach something about people — how they behave, what motivates them and how they shape art and culture at the same time they are shaped by it. Read More

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Movies to Inspire, Part III

Movie magic still exists.

Since the 88th Annual Academy Awards were last evening, and Leo finally got his hands on an Oscar, we felt it all but appropriate to unleash another wild installment of movies that should inspire designers of any medium.

This year’s Oscar statuette features a very subtle redesign, with a refined face and other adjustments that combine the best of the statuettes from the golden age of Hollywood and more recent versions, according to the Academy.

As well, the slogan for last night’s Oscar festivities was “We All Dream in Gold”, a clever way of depicting the race towards cinematic infamy, and the lust of movie magic in all of us. We would argue that everyone involved in the making of a movie contributes to its overall design. Like our office, it is a magical team effort.

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Movies to Inspire – Part II

‘Tis the season to stream some movies

Christmas is the ultimate go-to-the-movies holiday, but if you aren’t in the mood to fight the crowds of Jewish families and crane your neck in the forsaken front row, take our word for it and binge some movies that will excite the senses and inspire creativity for the coming new year. From devilish claymation to a galaxy far, far away, our list of flicks was curated especially to get you through that second helping of ham and break up the 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story. You can call us the ghost of Christmas future. Get cozy. Get the fire going. Read. Watch. Get Inspired and stay tuned!
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Movies to Inspire – Part I

After October 21st being Back to the Future II Day, and the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs unexpectedly bombing at the box office, we at AR Design thought it fun put together a monthly list (even though we hate lists) of movies that should inspire designers of any medium. From documentaries to Hollywood hits and misses, this list (to be released in parts) is sure to help in artistic times of need with architecture, animation, graffiti, industrial design, typography, painting, branding, photography, and a bit of surfing for good measure. Read. Watch. Get Inspired and stay tuned!

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