IMDB Top 250 Barcode...

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Messy, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Messy macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Ok so I went onto IMDb and downloaded all 250 movie posters from their 'Top 250' chart.

    I resized them all and compressed their width (luckily found a script for that!) and then manually pieced them together next to each other, in order as shown on IMDb's chart.

    Colours were blended and it was made a little more pretty! :)

    Took 2hrs 45mins.

    Hope you like!

  2. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

    Hermes Monster

    May 4, 2010
  3. Messy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Thanks :)

    Thinking of getting it put onto a Canvas, would be a good talking point!
  4. OffsetZ33 macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2010
    Thats pretty cool - nice work.

    Be curious to see the non-color blended version also...
  5. Messy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010


    Low res version for you.

    Attached Files:

  6. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Hmmm...can you upload just a small piece of this version at full res? I'd like to see what it looks like up close. It feels like it has more texture than the blended one, looks like more of a chunky paint quality. And it is more "authentic." Regardless, cool idea and good execution.
  7. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    That is kinda cool, you should submit it to Interfacelift as wallpaper because I know of plenty of people who would download it.
  8. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
  9. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    I've seen this done before, just trying to remember where... or maybe it's a whole genre I don't know about. Cool visual though. Blurring it takes almost all interest out of it for me.
  10. Coheebuzz macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2005
    Nicosia, Cyprus
    My vote goes for the un-blurred one too...

    The blurred one honestly doesn't do anything for me and you lose the original concept, whereas i would totally hang the original on my wall at a ridiculous size so you can 'explore' it's content.
  11. Messy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    Interesting, thanks for the comments, i'll consider uploading the full unblurred version soon.
  12. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2008
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I am amazed you did this by hand and didn't write a script to automate it!

    I run a course where I teach graphic designers to code, and this type of project is usually one of my introductory assignments. Pulling images from an API and then finding interesting ways to organize it visually - by time, by color, etc...

    your project reminded me of moviebarcode: they are doing a similar thing comparing movies together:

    and all of these are influenced by the ideas from Brendan Dawes Cinema Redux project, done in 2004 and now in the permanent collection at the MOMA.

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