Monday, January 25, 2010

BAM Bridge Project and Valentine's Day

What’s not to love about a grid of beautiful black and white photographs and typography? What’s even better is that this manages to be hugely engaging even when the people photographed here are totally unknown to me. (Photos by Evan Kafka.)

This, on the other hand, is a grid of people I do recognize, and yet I couldn’t care less. Too many faces; a heinous heart-framed grid; and insulting pink and blue type for the girls’ and boys’ names.

There was once a time when beauty went hand in hand with love. Apparently we needed one more reminder that that is no longer the case.


  1. Hurray! My good friend Adam Hitt designed that poster for BAM. I loved it as soon as I saw it!

  2. Agreed! The Valentine's Day poster is pretty terrible, isn't it?

  3. SpotCo designed the BAM campaign.

  4. I think a lot is carried by the photography on the BAM poster. I cant quite figure out what is going on with those portraits that make them so striking-- is it hyper-detail close up? or blown-out photoshopped whites of the eyes? Pretty neat.

    That Valentines thing is just visual vomit.