Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Key Art Day in the Pandora Machine

Today is the day of thinking about key art.


David Ian said...

To say that I hate this Caprica key art would be a gross understatement. Not only does it completely misrepresent the tone, themes, and central conceits of the show, this image overtly sexualizes a character that’s just 15 years old. Not cool.

What I hate most about this image, however, is that it’s damn effective. I saw these ads in the subway and programmed my TiVo immediately.

Caprica is an awesome show.

So much more awesome than this pooey Key Art dreamed up by some L.A. tool with a bleached bum hole.

Andrew Bellware said...

I was going to go into this whole thing about how naked flesh is somehow compelling even when it's not "about sex". But it's a long and not-well-thought-out thing I'd have to say about it.

That key art of Caprica is pretty nice. I love how she's black and white (almost) and the apple is, of course, red. It's very compelling.

And, as you pointed out. It works. You might be surprised to find that I don't care if we are advertised by Teletubbies -- if we get enough sales I'm happy. ;-)

Hey, when I was 15 I know there were some very hot 15-year-olds around. Heck, when I was five there were hot 15-year-olds. I always went for older women.

David said...

Yes...but now I'm older and you're older and that shiza ain't cool.

The other problem with this key art: It appeals to 15 year old boys, sure, and 31 year old men...but not the girlfriends of 31 year old men. So my gal will NEVER watch the show, no matter how smart and awesome I tell her it is, because this poster convinced her it was teenie-crappola. And now I have to watch it at 1:30 in the morning every week.

Pretty picture, though. Even if it's wrong, dumb, and a bunch of airbrushed soft-core doo doo.

Andrew Bellware said...

You sound just like... a dad! ;-)