Futura and The Royal Tenenbaums
I finally saw The Royal Tenenbaums in its entirety last Saturday. Inspired by the awesomeness of Moonrise Kingdom and Rushmore, I took the plunge for the sixth time and managed to watch it to the end (with only 1 nap about halfway through). Like Wes Anderson’s other movies, The Royal Tenenbaums was a feast for the eyes for sure and in fact, the movie renewed my devotion to three hotties: (1) Luke Wilson, (2) Bill Murray, and (3) Futura. Until I read Mark Simonson’s post, I didn’t realize that Futura was used throughout the movie as part of the Tenenbaum family motif — if you weren’t a Tenenbaum, you got Helvetica. In case you’re wondering which weight of Futura I used in the images above and below, it’s Futura Heavy.
For the last couple of days, I’ve been really obsessed with The Bright Young Things featured at Selfridges (↬Style Bubble). One of my favorites is Anna Lomax. I’m fascinated by her We Even Buy Gold Teeth prints, her Pure Filth Watermelon poster, and her fabulous and bizarre balloon cushion. She’s so cool.
futura heavy (myfonts)
pink ‘n blue watercolor texture (snowys-stock)
blend modes (tutorial)
clipping masks (tutorial)
blog collage exercise (tutorial)
product collage tutorial example #4 (tutorial)
brushes, day #4 (style ecourse)
blend modes, day #6 (style ecourse)
clipping masks, day #7 (style ecourse)
shapes, day #10 (style ecourse)
font awesome web font (style exercise)