So lighty here- I like how your covers use texture and layering.
hey, thanks mary. used to post elsewhere, and was not as one might say, aesthetically understood. perhaps people are overly kind here, or just more excepting of various ways of approaching these fake projects. anyway, a compliment, or constructive criticism is always nice.
i haven’t seen the film. but it seems that your composition hinged on the bare aesthetic. the trailer for gabrielle on mubi starts with isabelle huppert veiled. and from what i can gather from the synopsis there is a whole social netting that gets snared. lace: a delicate rigid conformity that covers while at the same time is transparent enough to seduce.
why did you chose to make a fake cover for the film?
@mary – i have seen the film and think it is wonderful. well, not for miss huppert who is indeed caught in a tangled web of a victorian (french victorian??) marriage. i always choose movies i love, and try and use a variety of styles that convey how i felt about the film, not necessarily how the movie may appear visually. those are usually the complaints i have received from these little adventures. i was sorely abused at another site who intensely disliked my straying for far from the house style of real criterion covers. i love many of CC covers, but am clearly not trying to fit into their “house” style. people can be very critical of what is presented here or at any of the sites that routinely show fake CC’s. they should realize that these are sketches for what we would do if we only had the resources that real graphic designers get to play with.
i sound way too serious about this all. i really do it for fun, but at the same time try and take the fakes seriously (he said using doublespeak). that doesn’t mean i wouldn’t love to be an intern for ’em!
well, i got off on a tangent just because i became so frustrated with the outright hatred of my fakes by most people. this place seems like a nice haven.
but … if you get a chance to rent “gabrielle”. i think you will find it meets criterion’s stated goals of important films. i do wish they thought so! if you ever do see it, let me know what you think.
just a one shot. but, if CC can never get the rights to a particular film, then why not create an alternate universe with a fake company that is able to get any film we want in bluray, with a fake cover, of course!
wonderful work! i especially love your McCabe and Ambersons
Very impressive cover work, SLT
JB, I really dig your Ferreri cover. Good of you to credit the dafont artist as well.
SLH, I’m curious to know what forum would criticize you, especially for something like straying from the CC house style, which imo, is pretty eclectic and hard to pigeonhole
Thanks RN for the reply. What happened to all your stuff? ;-)
Photobucket has a monthly limit, but it reset today so they should be back up
@robert – would have to admit that my defense of the right to post my work, in addition to the work itself led to being banned from the criterion forum … and, then there was that slight “indiscretion” when i returned to under another moniker! (so i am the hack wanna-be artist formerly known as both “swimminghorses” and “so lightly here”).
sooooo, i am no innocent, and have the grand distinction of being banned from there twice, a distinction i now proudly wear as a badge of honor. i took a fall twice for freedom of expression!
they disliked my work so much that the moderator decided to vote as to whether they would continue the fake thread because of my active and offensive presence, and when more people said they wanted the thread than didn’t, the moderator stopped the voting and pulled the thread. i then stupidly realized that these sites are private, and that free speech on the internet takes place only if you own the website!
i dashed of a rant about how undemocratic they where, and the moderator wrote in the forum something very close to, “suck donkey dicks, you’re outta this site”. i should find it all so hopelessly ridiculous, but that little outburst broke their own rules of offensive behavior. my fakes and defense of them never went out of the boundaries of what was allowed at their site.
now a year or two later, they still talk about me, and continue to use my my old moniker as a running joke when describing a bad cover. i recently started putting these up on the criterion facebook site under my real name, which i do wish all sites made people do (then civility might rule!) , and the critforum started dissin’ me again. that forum spends half of its time on little rants on a myriad of subjects. however, it is a private site … and, well, at least now i am telling my history of the that old sordid story!
i enjoy having the luxury of posting at this more mature site, where if the feedback is negative, it is constructive, and helpful. ya, i know this is a private site. so my days are probably numbered here too!
sorry, double post …
Wow! Excellent work So Lightly!
may have posted this here, sorry if i did. but, i just watched gregg araki’s ‘kaboom’. still think this is his best film.
Lol maybe I don’t own enough Criterions to be brainwashed into their house style.
This ended up kinda looking like White Dog
I like your Actor’s Revenge and Princess from the Moon Concept.
So I still love this movie :D
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Thanks JB. Did you ever check out the Behance site?