The plots of movies conveniently broken down into clever pictograms

Want to know the basic plot of a movie (or at least make fun of it) in five seconds or less? That's Matteo Civaschi of design firm H-57's specialty. What his pictograms lack in detail, they make up for in cheeky accuracy.

Along with fellow H-57er Gianmarco Milesi, Civaschi is the co-author of Life in Five Seconds, a book of pictograms outlining everything from the moon landing to Arnold Schwarzenegger's career path. His latest series, up at My Modern Met, pays tribute to and pokes fun at some of our favorite films.

See the full series at My Modern Met. [via Ian Brooks]

The plots of movies conveniently broken down into clever pictograms


The plots of movies conveniently broken down into clever pictograms