Monday, November 29, 2010

Join Us - Minimalist Evil Dead Poster

I hesitate to post twice about minimalist design back to back out of the fear of redundancy, but on the other hand, what do I care?

With that said, and as mentioned in my last post, I am a fan of minimalism. In order to jump right on the bandwagon of the mass of minimalist movie posters bombarding the internet, I made one of my own. (This piece is a bit older, so if you have seen it already, just deal with it)
For those of you who don’t know (get with it will ya?), the Evil Dead trilogy is something that I obsess over. A LOT. This poster is my tribute to the infamous “flinch-worthy” scene in the first Evil Dead where demon-possessed Cheryl grabs a sharpened pencil and just stabs the crap out of Linda’s ankle. It’s pretty brutal. (also, pretty awesome)

Well, it’s probably better if you just watch it:

See! Wasn’t that awesome?

Anyway, here is my minimalist movie poster for the Evil Dead.

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This piece was featured (sans paper texture) on the amazing blog Evil Dead News on Friday, October 22nd, 2010.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Minimalist Muppets

As a general rule, I am a fan of minimalism. Add pop culture to that, and you just got your name put on my Christmas Card list! (Ed. Note - You're name will not actually be added to my Christmas Card list - unless you are my mother. Hi mom!)

There have been some really terrific Minimalist Movie Posters circulating the internet in the recent past, and I even did one of my own which I will probably be posting whenever I feel like it. (Planning ahead is for nerdz)

In the spirit of trying new things, I wanted to try some minimalism that wasn't a movie poster. Throw in my recent trip to the Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry, and the ever-expanding buzz around the new Jason Segel helmed Muppet Movie, and it was pretty much a no-brainer:

Minimalist Muppets.

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Can you figure them all out? Well if you can't, it may be time to blow the dust off of your VHS copy of Muppet Treasure Island and pop that sucker in, (Ed. Note - An acceptable alternative to this would be the Muppet Christmas Carol) and feel free to use the cheat sheet below. (CHEATER!)

(L to R)
Row 1

Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Swedish Chef, Scooter, Waldorf, Statler, Rizzo the Rat

Row 2
Dr. Teeth, Zoot, Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Janice, Animal, Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker

Row 3
Sweetums, Sam the Eagle, Gonzo the Great, Camilla the Chicken, Miss Piggy, Rowlf the Dog


Update: 11-28-10

This post was featured on The Muppet Mindset, one of the internets top blogs for everything Muppets! Thanks to Ryan Dosier, of Muppet Mindset, for posting it.

Update: 11-30-10

This post was featured on the Cheezburger Network site The Daily What.

Update: 12-02-10

Prints of this piece are now available! Please refer to this post for details, or just go straight to the site to purchase! Thanks!

Update: 12-05-10

This post was featured on the hotlink section of

Update: 12-22-10

This post was made into a quiz and featured on the homepage of

Welcome to 2004! My first blog.

Be warned, this may SHOCK you, but I (Eric Slager), known for being ALWAYS on the cutting edge of what's popular with the kidz these days, does not have a blog.

I'll give you a moment to take that in and digest it, while I shuffle some papers here.

Well, once I finally made the decision to cancel my subscription to Tiger Beat, I figured it was time to jump on the figurative bandwagon and make this thing happen.

Truth be told, Twitter's brevity (" that's what you call me.") paired with the effort required to adequately update my portfolio website, has sort of forced my hand into this whole "blogosphere" (I hear that's what the kidz are calling it).

In closing, prepare for random updates from me, Eric Slager, mostly involving graphic design... but probably some film and music too.

That is all. "Ya'll come back now, ya hear?" (The Beverly Hillbillies is timely right? Kidz?)