Helvetica Heroes


20 year old graphic designer, René Mambembé pays homage to his “hero,” the Helvetica font, with his series of illustrations of alphabets that are minimalist representations of comic book and movie characters.

René, who is based in Nantes, France, says that he has been passionate about typography and illustration from a long time. He is also looking out for an internship, so if you are interested in hiring him you can contact him here.

Check out some larger images of his illustrations after the jump.


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Solomon Kane Movie – Teaser Poster

The Solomon Kane movie is based on one of the characters created by classic pulp writer Robert E. Howard. Howard was one part dark genius, one part tortured soul and is credited with almost single-handedly inventing the ‘Sword and Sorcery’ genre. In his short but creative life, the prolific writer created some unforgettable fictional characters like King Kull, Red Sonja and Conan the Barbarian. These famous characters have spawned many books, comics, TV and movies franchises.

Now, it’s the turn of one more Howard creation, the puritan soldier Solomon Kane, to be brought to the silver screen.

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The movie is to be directed by Michael J. Bassett, with British actor James Purefoy portraying the dark hero. The movie makers have released the first teaser poster of the film, which, unfortunately enough, makes Solomon Kane look like the campy Van Helsing.


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