Alright, so I just tripped over the illest movie posters that I’ve ever seen. You can find dem bitchez here. I really did accidentally discover this amazing variety of movie posters for my favorite film of all time, I was just searching the internet for a specific line from the film and came across a variety of posters with snippet descriptions of the main cast.
Naturally, I have decided that I need to own the entire collection of posters for two reasons.
- Brick is the greatest film of all time.
- The posters look ill.
Those two reasons, when combined, equal a pretty strong argument for me purchasing them. But what do I do with them and where do I put them? This got me thinking about lair decoration, and the varying styles and themes that a lair should have. If your entire chateau is decorated in a very specific mode it will quickly become boring and too cohesive – something that destroys mystery and intrigue.
Here at lovingyoumadly we are not so fond of things that destroy mystery and intrigue. If destroying mystery and intrigue were our cup of tea we would only read personal development books and all of our shirts would be pocket tees.
We read lots of things and own lots of shirts. So yeah, we ain’t destroying shit.
You can’t just throw posters like this up all over the walls of your hacienda as if you were a college frat boy trying to make your bare breast to wall paper ratio 1:1. No, that would destroy the potential allure of dope shit like these posters while simultaneously making you look like a hack. No good. You have to ask yourself two questions with all lair decoration, and the basement is no different.
- What mood does this create?
- Where does this mood belong?
These questions will be brought up many times in lair decoration and for damn good reason. You put a somber mood instilling piece of artwork in your bathroom and everyone who goes to throw a piss will hang themselves. The last thing you need is more dead people in your bathroom, so you gotta be asking these two questions all the time.
Side Note: somber mood instilling pieces work great in the bedroom as long as ‘guests’ can’t really make them out in the dim lighting. This way you can sleep with the memory of dead friends and after she’s turned the lights on she can see you’re a little too murderous to get attached. Amen.
So we ask ourselves the two critical lair decoration questions. What mood does this create? Hard boiled and stylish. Criminal. Youthful. Where does this mood belong? The basement.
Too obvious, really. The basement is where you and your enclave of young, brilliant minds go to shoot pool, drink martinis, smoke cigarettes, and talk Game. You can’t have a brilliant Game Plan without posters like these to inspire moody brilliance and deadpan wit. No way.
You need Brick posters. Frank Sinatra. The Outsiders. Jay-Z.
And maybe a Sin City poster if you’re into comics like that. I would switch it up with a Ralph Steadman sketch personally, or Picasso’s Don Quixote. Absolutely. Why?
Because contrast is everything.
But don’t just copy my brilliant ideas. You’ve got to take away the message and learn from it. Ask yourself the two questions, apply them.
Rinse and repeat.