The Bizarre Story Of How The Original Poster For Jaws Went Missing

The first pages of Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel, “Jaws”, as well as the opening minutes of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster, begin with the attack of a young, late-night skinny dipper named Chrissie Watkins, who’s dragged to her watery doom by a great white shark, feeding in the waters off the seaside vacation town of Amity. The book and film struck a chord, in no small part because they capitalised on our fear of the unknown — in this case, of being chomped to death by untold rows of unseen teeth.

What The Tour De France Looks Like As A Train Map

This weekend, the Tour de France kicked off in Yorkshire, England, and today it will pass through London too. So this train-style chart, drawn in the style of the classic London Underground map, is a particularly apt celebration of the iconic cycle tour.

10 Graceful Posters Immortalising The World's Air Traffic Control Towers

Well, this is a fascinating story. In May, Gizmodo posted a large collection of air traffic control towers — and you, the readers, added many of your own contributions. Now, the collection has helped inspire a set of beautiful posters devoted to the towers.

This Site Turns Each World Cup Game Into A Graphic Design Smackdown

If it hit you this weekend that maybe, possibly watching soccer isn’t really your thing, perhaps this is your way to get a piece of the World Cup action: See how two designers visualise each match in a poster created during the time it takes to play each game.

These Posters Immortalise The Cars From Your Favourite Films

To those of us who pay attention to these things, a movie character’s car can tell us more about that person than nearly anything else. Sometimes, those cars even become characters — without the DeLorean, Back to the Future would be a 1980s Waiting for Godot. Designer Jesús Prudencio’s poster series Cars and Films pays tribute to these plot-driving heroes.

Eva Green's Raunchy Sin City Poster Banned In The US [NSFW]

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, with Eva Green in the titular role, is attracting a lot of attention in the United States. The latest poster for the movie is apparently too hot for public display — this is what the MPAA doesn’t want you to see.

Over 100 Years Of Cameras Illustrated On One Poster

A really cool poster was recently posted to Behance featuring an illustrated chronology of cameras going back to the 1860s. The poster was made by Carlos Ramos and Carolina Borrero.

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase A City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called “Shapes of Cities”, London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas and silhouettes their shapes in a range of colours, overlapping the forms to create a single abstracted, impossible skyline.

I Want To Buy All These Amazing Retro-Futuristic Movie Posters

Laurent Durieux is one of my favourite illustrators and designers ever. His re-imagined movie posters — recreated in an exquisite retro-futuristic style — are simply a true pleasure. I love to get lost in the fine detail and admire his perfect command of colour and shading.

Silently Celebrate Typewriters With This Illustrated Army Of Classics

There’s no denying that typerwriters were (and are!) fantastically complex and beautiful pieces of machinery. They’re also noisy, expensive and a pain to use. With Pop Chart’s Visual Compendium of Typewriters though, you can have the best of both worlds: antique art and a backspace key.