Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by babbette, May 9, 2010.
This was done by an Indian artist Nalini Malani. It doesn't say whether this is official or a joke
it does look pretty bad...
Is that roger federer rolling on his back?
This poster is funky
Agreed. Hopefully the quality of the tennis far surpasses the quality of the poster.
I don't know
I kinda like it(minus the butterflies which are redundant IMO)
reminds me of some of the early 20th century posters we studied in high school
I dont even understand it, what is she standing on? Why is that guy on his back....what the heck is going on!!!?
The poster sucks. That rendition, however, is ok.
S U C K S . . . . . .
I don't even know how to describe those balls and the person rolling around like a kid. Probably some sort of abstract art thing the artist is trying to put through.
I'm totally puzzled by the butterflies.
Eek :shock: . Those tennis balls look like planets covered in craters.
I wonder if this was their inspiration, except they hired a bad artist and made him look like he was pretending to be a cat or something:
It looks like Nadal is the best in whole universe with those balls representing planets etc..................
N yeah the butterflies are dreams of roger lying on his back, hurt thinking of beating the BEAST.
Don't know why but i didn't notice the butterflies until it was mentioned. What is going on with that.
I hadn't noticed the butterflies at first either. I was too distracted by the weird planets and guy clawing on his back at the bottom!
not to sound like, "that guy," but this is very nice.
The main theme is around the woman player. She is in a stride, and the two tennis balls under her feet also represent planets to emphasis the leap forward.
One of the balls, the one in the middle also looks like a petri dish, which is used to grow different types of organisms, the metaphor for life.
The fallen player and butterflies represent dream (notice they are golden) and the constant battle to improve and to grow, to get better and fly higher. Butterflies go through different and very interesting stages of cultivation and so do tennis players(the ones that do, eventually).
This is very traditional and dry, in my opinion. This would do well in a gallery representation with a predefined theme, as a contest for example after some big news or event in tennis. But for a tennis tournament that tries to be exciting and create a fun environment this would not do. I would prefer to see something more modern, something more attractive to the youth.
That's not Roland Garros, that you're thinking of. It'a Roland Garros the Sci-Fi flick that's coming out in May.
Must be some antique sci fi movie
This. My god, what were these guys thinking
LOL! Very impressive. Can you please deconstruct the metaphors surrounding the guy on his back?
I touched on the fallen player. Fall is a sign of weakness, defeat and failure. Remember pictures of Nadal fallen on center court at RG filled the net after his defeat.
After each fall though, optimistically speaking, there should be a rise. Notice the butterflies immediately around his body are small, but they grow bigger as they rise higher, showing maturity and success.
And eventually they get smaller again and fade away, just like any tennis player at the end of his or her career.
I feel so enlightened. I apologize for my earlier ignorant comments ... that poster is just way deeper than me.
The guy on the ground looks like he's miming something (a dog?) and the female figure could have been done in a more flattering and less-awkward pose.
Looks like sleeveless Nadal defending a shot with an unstrung Prince racquet.
Did she just poop something red?...What is that laying there?
They always had 'different' posters. Check this one from 1984...
...or this one from 1994.
seems like all of em are on same grounds
They should simply put the naked Kirilenko on it. Problem solved.
It probably shows Nadal as little prince and...Fed is scared at the bottom...and butterflies run towards Nadal as he's the GOAT now... only rational explanation..
It represents Nadal - balancing on the clay spheres after reclaiming the title in 2010... and Federer, cowering in the fetal position after losing :twisted:
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Seriously though... the fetal position guy represents human potential (unrealized)... and then living up to that potential through transformation (i.e. the rising butterflies).
Haha you guys crack me up.
LOL, the person who appears to be rolling aorund on the ground like a kitten really does it for me. What the hell were they thinking?
Something like this?
LOL forget all those deep interpretations... this poster is just downright bullcrap.
the planets represent the stars which, as we all know, have foretold nadal will be goat. the man on his back represents federer begging for mercy from the god
Not as good as the older RG posters but still much better than various photos of players with some photoshopped text over the top and loads of sponsor logos.
Can those who think is a bad poster provide an example of 'best practice' perhaps? What should it look like and why?
and here i was thinking the big balls of goo under the foot was enlarged grains of sand ot show the importance of the surface. shows where my hick mentality lies huh.
Were you hoping for a poster of Nadal fistpumping?
Tennis is an elegant sport. this poster is the most unflattering poster i've seen. you can convey a message without making it ugly.
at least Nadal fistpumping shows fighting-spirit & intensity.
The thing with the racquet looks like Marilyn Manson. The other thing on the floor looks like having an epileptic seizure:shock: Seriously someone got paid to design this rubbish Fugly beyond believe.
In general I really like the RG posters, especially the 80's art-deco influenced ones and I quite like this one. The only thing I'm unsure of is the stencil typeface - a bit too A-Team for the rest of the design!
Agreed. The typeface makes you think though, about incongruity, or something, possibly.
No, I expected Nadal buttpicking, it's more frequent movement.
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