A few things about noir from our good friend Wikipedia:
“Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood’s classic film noir period is generally regarded as stretching from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low key black and white visual style that has roots in German expressionist cinematography.”
The mash-up article goes on to say that later films copying the style are known as neo-noirs. So I guess that’s really what I’m doing, because it’s in color. All I know is that I am murdered – very exciting!
This stunning art deco image is by Cristiano Siqueira, who has an Adobe Illustrator portfolio at http://www.behance.net/CrisVector
Even though I am not sure how these images apply to my design art, just being blown away by them is enough. Collecting them now will ensure that when that perfect project reveals itself, I will be ready. (Didn’t that kind of sound like something a secret agent would say?!)
Sunshine and Noir – Feast your eyes on an entire collection!