That Matter of Life and Death is absolutely beautiful!
I believe this design accurately displays the experience of watching this movie:
I like doing covers like this the most, when I get to make my own illustrations.
Now that I’ve found this (via The Moviefone blog) I’m totally fucked! I’ll have time for nothing else. I kept seeing these things on the CC facebook page and, well, if you click the mouse enough times… shit, I don’t even know how I got here. I just wish that I never had. But, seein’ as I’m already here an’ all, can somebody please tell me on what pages the covers for In A Lonely Place, The Parallax View, The Conformist, Night Moves, The Missouri Breaks, In This World and The Squid And The Whale are? Thanks!
There is some truly wondrous stuff on display here folks. That La Notte is something else. Weekend, Monster’s Ball, A Matter Of Life And Death: amazing.
Haha I just noticed the weird colour screw-up on my Crimes and Misdemeanors cover. How I wish you could delete these things, but thems the breaks!
I think it looks just fine.
Welcome Sean! I’ve seen you around the Facebook page a lot recently. Glad you’ve found us!
Why, thank-you! Glad to be here.
@Jardun – Does that mean you drew the two totoros on that cover yourself?? If I’m reading that right, then that is amazing. I would have thought that you took a still from the movie for your cover, it’s so good.
Yeah, I drew it in Illustrator. Its more fun that way. Work from a still from the movie, and it gives me more opportunities to practice in the program. Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it.
The key to telling the difference is that Miyazaki’s films are hand drawn, mines to crisp to be so… more digital. It doesn’t really compare to the hand drawn animation, his films are so beautiful.
Here’s a title I hope they consider.
Jay B. that is awesome work.
Thanks Nishimura and A.P. Phoey for the compliments. Nishimura, you should be considered part of the Criterion team of cover designers — really impressive. I’ve been inspired by your concept. All great design concepts from many others.
Those are incredible Jay and Robert!
I love that Paper Moon. I did one a while back, but yours is definitely better.
@Popeye Phooey… Bravo on your Persona cover! I may do something different with the title font, but overall it’s fantastic! Good Job!
The Persona is great!
Been a while … Lots of wonderful covers lately.
I love the crimes and misdemeanors cover it’s awesome !!
Here’s a few covers i made a while back
Hi everyone….I know a lot of you have great art skills but want to plug the following contest:
SCARFACE KINGPINS OF DESIGN CONTEST Announcement
Deadline for submission is April 26, 2011.
For more information on how to submit your Scarface-themed artwork, please visit the official Scarface page on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ScarfaceTheMovie.
Get to sketching, you cockroaches!
SCARFACE arrives on Blu-ray on September 6, 2011.
Also, for those of you who created Fake Criterion Covers, please also post your images at the Flickr Fake Criterion Cover group as well! Thanks!
Awesome Midnight Cowboy, Manu! Did you colorize that yourself or was the image just like that.
Come to think of it, those three covers are really excellent. It’s brave to work with famous stills or poster degins of a film and I think you did an excellent job.
Here’s some cover work done by me — being a Goddard-natic. I hope they do re-issue Alphaville, and possibly throw in Week-end.
I’m pretty sure Weekend was confirmed on the Criterion Facebook page a while ago, but who knows when it will come out. It’s my favorite Godard, and I’m stuck with a VHS copy of it.
Fantastic Godard covers Jay!
@J Skinner – Love the Crimes and Misdemeanors.
@Alec – All three of your covers are great!
@Manu – I love that Midnight Cowboy cover, as well as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the text placement especially is very clever in that one, it works really well.
@Jay B – That The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover cover is excellent, very nice.
Sweet Godard covers as well, I especially like the Alphaville.
@ Jay B – that Alphaville cover is DOPE