A great project by Timo Meyer, synthetizing movies into a single icon. A 2 hours movies cannot be summarized in an icon, but these icons show that a movie can be recognized through extreme simplification.
They re icons or logos ??
I think the “Carrie” icon is better for “Firestarter”
“Carrie” should have the shape dripping down from an enraged face, not flames shooting up.
Brilliant. Love them. #1 was Vertigo, right?
1 is Matrix. I didn’t get the other ones :/
I think #4 is Duel.
i did not get any of those…
#2 Blue Thunder
#5 Mission Impossible
icon with red background like movie in 80′s megaloman
Now what I love about this is it is supposed to “show that a movie can be recognized through extreme simplification” and yet none of us know what they are!
Duel was obvious. None of the others were. I didn’t even realize that the last one was a book of matches the first 6 or 8 times I looked at it.
Is #3 that sex ed video from high-school?
umm.. how about some movies people have seen..
I got Duel, the rest is nice to look at, but the artist failed synthetizing movies into a single icon.
Didn’t get #4 as “duel”. I thought it was Speed, actually.
Yeah, sorry. Bad attempt, but interesting nonetheless.
I saw them all but didn’t recognise any.
Great idea, anyway.
Got Duel (though couldn’t actually remember the name of the movie).
I thought 2 was ‘Eagle Eye’.
I SHOULD have got Carrie. if it is Carrie. Wouldn’t a bucket of blood falling be better?
There’s no way #1 communicates ‘Matrix’.
Indeed, as communications, these logos do not work very well.
Anyone ever heard of mouseovers? Didnt think so.
I thought the last one was “the notebook”
#1 is martrix
No, most of us don’t seem to understand the logos without difficulty. And the fact that some of them are not so well known movies does not help either.
I didn’t recognize a single one. I then checked the alt-text for titles. I still didn’t recognize it.
You guys fail to see the pattern…they are all Troy McClure movies…number one is “Dial M for Muderousness”…
Wow, so many assholes pretending that they knew the movies from the symbols. If you put your cursor over the picture it tells you the movie name… Don’t lie to look important on the internets lol
Some of these are a bit obscure. #1 is Telefon – 1977 Charles Bronson flick
Hurray! ALT TAGS!
Last one is SAW
Obscure films, NOT summed up in one icon as was supposedly the goal = LARGE FAILURE
I think #3 is ghost rider
3. Home alone. (Joe pesci)
4. Terminator 2.
5. The piano.
These icons are an excersise in FAIL.
Umm…a bit too simplified. Carrie was a kinda-sorta. The rest were blanks.
Original project, possible win.
This editor’s description, massive unmitigated fail.
These were all absolutely horrible examples.
The mouse-overs were the only thing that helped.
Try again, and fail.
#2 was definately (and obviously, to me at least)
Blue Thunder (Blue Helicopter helped)
The helicopter had what was for the 80′s incredible privacy busting technology (room peeking infra red cameras, laser microphones, communications intercept hardware and interface to ground systems)
I thought the one for ‘DUEL’ -#4, was actually Transformers!
Dont hate folks, it was a fun diversion, you can always whack off to porn some other time!
wow, those were kind of crap.
These are horrible! People, think about it: if you can’t figure out which movie it is then the whole IDEA of summing up a movie in a icon DIDN’T WORK! Jeezeo’Petes. Idiots.
Duel is the only one that even came close to working. Attempted and failed! NEXT!
4:Transformers (the hump at the top is the head and on the sides are the arms
So no the pictures do not communicate the movies…But none of these movies are unknown, I’ve seen them all , and have heard most of them brought up in conversation fairly often
well. i guess its a fail than. these are nice logotypes (not icons) but I only got the duel instantly (and that should be the idea)… and I have watched all of these movies. from a graphic side they are very nice but the interpretation is bad
Uh, how many of the people saying “fail” just haven’t SEEN those movies?
Doi. Half of these commenters are fail…
These are way too obscure. I couldn’t get any right, and checking the alt-tags, I was like, huh? How is Carrie a head on fire?
But a cool idea though, trying to systhesise movies into icons.
These whole designs are FAILED!
No-one could possibly understand all of them.
2. Blue Eyed Chopper?
3. Fiery Haired P*nis Guy?
4. A Car and a Truck lined up for gas?
5. What the? Is this a matchbox?
Icons should deliver a message in an instance to every audience that sees it. Yours take forever.
And bub, they’re not icons, they’re not logos…they’re just visual graphics.
This was stupid! I don’t know who this artist is but these made no sense! Whoever made these should not quit his day job.Stupid to the point of hilarity.
the one with the truck and car is jeepers creepers
the icons should have labels other wise, the audience is guessing.
My Gad! Could you have possibly chosen more obscure movies? Telefon? SERIOUSLY!!! I was a baby when most of these movies were made, and I’m OLD. They aren’t even classics of the 70s-80s.
Not exactly difficult and you get the answers if you hover your mouse over the icons anyway.