Monday, October 21, 2019

Street Scene: Tom Mix Memorial


A R I Z O N A
Pinal Pioneer Parkway (State Route 79),
near Florence (link)



Jan. 6, 1880 – Oct. 12, 1940
In Memory of
TOM MIX
Whose spirit left his body on this spot,
and whose characterization and portrayals
in life served to better fix memories of
the Old West in the minds of living men.


(Next Post on Monday: Trick or Treat)

Monday, October 14, 2019

Lettering: Fahrenheit 451

In 1984 Byron Preiss Visual Publications produced a video game adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 for Trillium. The book was published by Ballantine Books on October 19, 1953.

Byron Preiss gave an Atari console to me to create the graphics. I don’t recall the model number. Below are my ideas for the title sequence. Preiss wanted to use a salamander in the sequence.

































This sequence focused on the city skyline and face of the main character, Guy Montag.























A color story board was made of the sequence. Below is the black-and-white photocopy of it.















Revisions were requested and the following sequence was used for the game.


















It was tedious work creating the art and lettering.



























The game was previewed in Time magazine.


 































(Next post on Monday: Tom Mix Memorial)

Monday, October 7, 2019

Lettering: Burton Rice Illustrations, 1917–1920


SHEET MUSIC, 1917






 






























MOVIE ADVERTISEMENTS AND POSTERS, 1918



























 


























































































































MOVIE ADVERTISEMENTS, 1919









 





























MOVIE ADVERTISEMENTS, 1920







 






























ABOUT BURTON RICE
see Bluebird Photo-Plays Advertisements, Part 1


(Next post on Monday: Fahrenheit 451)