Two Colour Keys From “Snowballs”

A little explanation: “Snowballs” was the original working title for “Balto“.
These two keys show the interior of a gold dredging machine in Nome, Alaska.
The quality isn’t great because they are from colour copies, but the vision is spot on.
Click ’em to enlarge ’em folks!

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Workshop interior.

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Gold dredger interior.
Production designer Hans Bacher turned out hundreds of these small magic marker masterpieces at amazing speed.

I certainly learned a lot about the importance of tonal values from studying these keys.

Hans Bacher’s Latest New Blog (Relaunched) (Again) (Once More) (etc.,)

Hans has taken a radical (and timely) step with this new version of his blog. Yes, he’s moved over to using WordPress instead of Blogger, and that means he won’t be penalised as he formerly was for putting tons of images in his posts.

The more the merrier, please, Hans!

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In one of his posts, Hans examines the usefulness of dull and muted colours in backgrounds, and analyses these two shots of a rock from Bambi. (Click to enlarge)

That’s one of the things I really like about Hans’s writing; that he can illuminate huge fields of film aesthetics just by concentrating on a couple of rocks. The world in a grain of sand.

His blog has been added to the sidebar blogroll. Again. :)


Hans Bacher, Typographer

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“Architec” Typeface. (Bigger versions of these pictures are available when you click on the thumbnails)

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but Hans Bacher has turned his hand to producing a few typefaces in his time.

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“Tuscany” Typeface.

When I saw these faces, I had a sort of “Aha!” moment, which was rapidly supplanted by an “Of course; Why not?” moment.

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“West Of China” Typeface.

Link to Identifont.

BTW, Hans, If you read this, let me know what you are up to. I miss your blogging!

Hans Bacher’s Coming Up 502’s and 404’s

I’m getting nothing but server errors and page not founds when trying to connect to Hans Bacher’s swathe of blogs.

Has he had another of his famous hissy fits with Blogger? Will he bounce back with yet another cleverly named blog? I hope so. I’ll let you know if I find anything.

Meanwhile, this gives me the perfect excuse to use one of Apelad‘s witty illustrations from his Flickr set on Server Errors.

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