Why the film?
I grew up watching mean girls, it’s such an iconic chick flick of my generation- I couldn’t resist!
I love the y2k style of it, I thought it would be fun to replicate this in my website.
Why this design?
I was aiming for a y2k diary style notebook, to mimic the ‘burn book’ from the movie. Although the original burn book didn’t have lines, I felt without it, it wasn’t as obvious it was a notebook, which is why I decided to use it to express this. I took some inspiration from this blog. However, unlike the actual y2k style of overloading lots of different colours and patterns, I chose not to over do it as it would have probably been a bit difficult to look at from long time. I decided to keep everything, such as typography and buttons etc, neat and simple as the images and the background create a lot of noise already.
I did chose to add some ‘hand drawn’ style doodles, to give it more of the note-book vibe, as well as some kisses and pictures of people to mimic the burn book again.
The colours I chose were based of the burn book and the girl’s clothes. Which, as it’s a classic click flick, circled around the pink tones (sorry Prisca!). And I found a similar font from the original movie poster and decided to stick with that theme.
I added some animation to try and make it more dynamic and exciting. On the ‘about film page’ in the desktop-view I set an animation to try and make it look as though someone has ‘kissed’ the screen and you can see the prints.
Lipstick kiss 4 pink https://www.pngitem.com/middle/hmhwmbi_now-i-have-no-idea-ho-lipstick-on/
Mean Girls Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_Girls
Rotten Tomatoes https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mean_girls
Greenwich Picture house https://www.picturehouses.com/