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Sense8 Season 2 Poster Analysis:

First, I’m going to do a technical summary about the new season 2 poster, listing important details for you to understand, “the psychological analysis”.

Clarification: I am a qualified graphics designer.

The poster has a lot of details that are very important, and there are themes that are present throughout the design: For instance: There is a variation between gradients and lights - The objective: complexity vs minimalist.

Sense8’s Poster has a degraded background which is blue-white-grey and it also has warm and cold lighting. This lighting stands out in specific points, creating luminance & contrast.

Rule of Thirds: The poster is divided exactly in this way:

Here we can see six imaginary lines. These lines show us important details at the crossing points. Our brain sees the poster from left to right and from top to bottom.

First point (left up): Will’s face.

Second point (right down): Capheus’s body.

Third point (left up): Kala’s body.

Fourth point (right down): Building - This point doesn’t seem to matter

Instead, the lines make us to read the poster this way:

Vertical left line: Sun - Will - Titles

Vertical right line: Kalagang - Cities

Horizontal up line: Will (again) - Lito

Horizontal down line: Riley

Also, like I said, we read the poster from left-up to right-down. Like this:

It redirects our mind with the different directions of the character’s faces.

Sun looks towards the opposite side of our view: from right to left. Some asiatic countries read this way.

Wolfgang + Kala: Their direction is the opposite as Sun’s, and they are the only ones who are shown together in the same shot. This could be telling us that they will be going down the same road, like a journey together.

Will + Lito: Both of them are looking towards the front. This could be telling us that they are going to advance a lot when it comes to their individual plots & story lines.

Capheus: He is looking in the same direction as Sun, towards the left. Sincerely, I don’t like this because it looks as though he turns his back on Riley and Nomi. Capheus faces the opposite side, but not like Sun. You can tell that she is looking towards the front, but he is looking down, and he looks worried. I DON’T LIKE THIS.

But if I don’t like Capheus’ position, I hate Nomi’s. It is horrible. First, she doesn’t even fall on an important line. She is looking far right and it seems she is a bit isolated from the rest.

Psychological Sensory (Three blocks):

Orange: Serious and decisive looks towards a certain point represent a goal.

Purple: Lost and serious looks, with an open mouth - something to say perhaps?

Green: You can calm down. Relax - happiness.

Lastly, love in the Cluster:

Pink: They are distant. I don’t know if that’s a good sign or not (they always try to fool us or throw us off). I have the sensation that this is for a particular reason though. Maybe Riley and Will will be separated in a physical way this season. Also, I would like to put an emphasis on Will. He appears bigger, while Riley has more of her body in the poster. All of this equilibrates the couple.

Blue: Togetherness. The opposite to Blueski, who is an important part of the poster. Both are in different places and this separates them. But Kala+Wolfgang are together. Are they trying to telling us that Kalagang is going to be physically together this season? I want to believe that this is true, and my instincts tell me I am right - I’m crazy, sorry.

Other objects in the poster:

The buildings from each country tell us that they are united as a cluster, and that they are all connected through the same line.

“Sobreviviendo. Juntos” or “Survive. Together” is the definition of the season - The trailer says the same kind of message.

In big letters we have “SENSE8”, although it is in the corner of the poster, which grabs less attention - for me, this is an error - It would have been preferable in the upper corner. Until now I haven’t read the date - May 5th - because it is so small. This is a problem.

Lighting: This caught my attention. The poster has a warm stroke across it. Kalagang and Lito+Nomi are highlighted. This light is a way to create unity and bring attention to certain points.


It’s a very different poster if we compare it to the poster from season 1 - The 8 unrecognizable faces - But in this case, they show us the 8 sensates with a different attitude, unity… For me, the characters that are less prominent in the poster are Nomi and Capheus. Lito is in the center and he look like a boss - I like it - But the main point of the poster is Will, he is graphically tagged. Although our hearts say “Oh Kalagang, OMG!”, our brain says: “Why do you look so serious Will?”. There are a lot of conflicting moods coming from all 8 of them. Sun is a big point too - Look at her size - And all of this is in the trailer as well; Will and Sun are the point of attention while Kalagang is shown very little and the others are just there somehow.

For me the poster is beautiful, it’s beautifully composed - there are always some mistakes, especially through the eyes of another (it’s all perspective) - I think that they don’t tell us so much, but at the same time they tell us many things - just like the trailer. They gave us a basic idea of season without leaving us with much more than the obvious.

Thank u @ww-n-double-d for making my English better, you are gold!

I hope you enjoy the analysis and I hope to hear your opinions about it!


I’m rarely ever patient with backgrounds and shading, but I couldn’t help myself with this one! Thank you so much @thecottonproject for creating such a beautiful and fun lineart for the @pjocoloringbookproject! There was so much included, but not so much that it was overwhelming to color in! It was the perfect amount! It was so much fun adding all the little details! You did a lovely job and I’ve always loved how you drew these characters! Thank you so much!!!

anonymous asked:

Atticus, if you can reveal to us, what all will you be adding to the store when the new stuff comes in? I love all of your stuff, but I don't really use paper goods often, and that's genuinely the only reason I haven't bought yet

Late summer/early autumn:

  • Mugs (normal size and large)
  • Shirts
  • Pillows (throw pillow and bed pillow size)
  • Phone cases (specifically iPhone though I’m stumbling through expanded versions, I’ll know more this summer)
  • Posters (medium size and large-normal-poster size, details to come)
  • Totebags
  • Enamel pins
  • Small pocket mirrors (will likely be a small number of designs to see how well they go)
  • Zipper pulls for jackets/bags

Charlie Brandt was a murderer and suspected serial killer. In 1971, when he was just thirteen years old, he shot both of his parents, killing his pregnant mother and wounding his father. He was court-ordered to undergo three separate psychological evaluations, all of them stating that he didn’t suffer from an obvious mental illness. In the state of Indiana he was too young to be held criminally responsible for his crimes and was never charged with murder. Brandt was sent to a psychiatric hospital and stayed for just over a year, after which his father relocated him and the family to Florida. In 2004, Charlie murdered his wife, Teri Brandt, by stabbing her in the chest seven times with a kitchen knife, then murdered her niece, Michelle Jones, by stabbing her just once in the chest. He proceeded to mutilate her body, decapitating her and removing her heart. After murdering the two women, Charlie committed suicide by hanging himself with a bed sheet from the rafters in the garage. When investigators searched the house they found a few eerie things that stood out to them, such as a detailed poster of the female anatomy on the back of a bedroom door, medical books and books on anatomy with a newspaper clipping of a human heart found inside, and web searches found on a computer consisting of death fantasies, necrophilia, and violence against women. Because of the extreme violence against Michelle investigators started looking into unsolved murders that Charlie may be linked to, noting that it didn’t appear to be done by someone doing it for the first time. Two immediately stood out, one involving the 1995 murder of a sex worker named Darlene Toler that was found decapitated and her heart removed, and the 1989 murder of Sherry Perisho, who was found by local fishermen just four blocks away from Charlie’s house, also missing her heart and was decapitated. Charlie’s description matched a composite sketch of a man seen crossing the highway on the night she was murdered, and Charlie’s own wife suspected he was involved in Sherry’s murder. While some cold cases have been ascribed to Brandt, the true number of his victims will most likely remain unknown.

Click image for 1000 x 1305 size.

Coloured lithograph. 34,4 cm x 24,5 cm.

“Evenpoel’s posters combined the extreme details of Japanese art with French motifs.”

Scanned and quoted from the book “Art Nouveau” by Gabriele Fahr-Becker.

Henri-Jacques-Edouard Evenepoel (1872 - 1899) was a Belgian artist whose most important works are associated with Fauvism.

Henri Evenepoel, To the Marketplace, 1897.

I don’t know, but I just found those 2PM posters on Mr. Chu’s daughter’s room to be a cute little detail.

GCSEs: How I Revised For Each Subject

Hello! So I’ve had some asks about techniques for revising/studying specific subjects so I thought I’d make a post about what I did when revising for my GCSEs (my grades are here btw):

{I’ve put links on the names of some subjects which will take you to other notes and tips I’ve posted for that subject}

  • Maths: For maths I looked through my revision guide and wrote a list of the topics I would need to revise. I then made quick notes for every topic on sheets of lined paper (flashcards may also be good for this). Then I did every past  paper I could get my hands on! For subjects like maths the only thing that can really help you learn and improve is by practicing, so print out exam papers from your exam board’s website (or ask you teacher for some) and then mark and correct them yourself once you’re done. Doing this can also help you figure out what you need to work on, and what you’re already good at so you can focus your revision next time on things you need to improve on.   
  • English Literature: For english literature I made big posters about plot details, key quotes, characters, themes, etc. for every novel I was studying. I then did past exam questions (you can just plan essays if you don’t have enough time to write whole ones out). I also made some short notes of important things to remember the night before my exams. 
  • English Language: For english language I practiced picking out facts and key information from text by highlighting articles/sources from the exam board website. I also made spider diagrams of what I needed to include for each type of question in the exam. I did plenty of past exam papers too (my teacher very kindly marked anything I asked her to). 
  • French: For French I mostly did past papers (reading and listening) and made flashcards/lists of key words that would probably come up (things like holidays, family, health, etc.). I then got my family to test me on the key vocabulary. I also recommend sticking post-its of key words around your house so you familiarise yourself with words and their spellings.
  • Graphics: In graphics my teacher told us the topic of our exam (ours was firework safety) about a month or two before hand (when the exam board released it). He then made a booklet of activities that may come up on the exam based on past questions. For example we designed firework safety posters and key rings (this actually did come up if I remember rightly). So I’d recommend doing past papers and familiarising yourself with your topic. Also revise by making notes/spider diagrams from your revision guide.
  • Art: Your exam in art isn’t anything you can revise for but I would say to make sure you do not get behind at all when preparing for your art exam as otherwise you will not get a good final grade. Work hard and really focus because otherwise your final exam piece won;t be as good as it could’ve been! {keeping on top of art coursework as well as revision for other subjects}
  • Geography: For geography I made sheets of notes (from my revision guide and class notes) and then got my family to test me on them- this is especially good for learning case study facts. I also made little flashcards of diagrams (like longshore drift, hard engineering techniques, case study facts also). I did past papers quite a bit too and this is good as it can help you see how to answer different questions and what to expect in your exam. [Tip for geography: bring a piece of string into your exam in case you need to measure curved distances, like on a map]
  • History: For history I made bullet notes and mind maps from my revision guide and class notes. I then did a tonne of past papers and essays, as well as getting my mum to test me regularly on key dates and events.
  • Sociology: For sociology I made flashcards. Lots and lots of flashcards. I basically copied my whole textbook onto flashcards! This really helped, especially after I got family to test me using them. Past papers and mark schemes were also good for revising.
  • Ethics, Religion and Life: For ethics I made one massive revision poster using my notes and revision guide. I also did past papers and did a workbook that came with my revision guide.
  • Biology: For biology I made notes in a notebook, made mind maps, flashcards, spider diagrams, revision posters, and did practice exam papers/questions. I used my class notes and revision guides. For science-based subjects I found that I had to revise in different ways and for quite a long time as there’s a lot of material to get through. Just try different methods out and find what suits you- even if its a variety of methods/techniques. All I can say is practice! Do lots of exam papers.
  • Chemistry: For chemistry I did the same kind of thing as biology and physics; lots of revision using different methods!
  • Physics: For physics I again did similar things as for chemistry and biology, except I focused more on exam questions and using formulae. 

I hope all of this is some help and please feel free to message me about anything! :)

{Useful links: my resources page, fun study tips, starting year 11, organisation tips, how to study for the first time)