Some of these are too kitschy to be Criterion covers.
Mine are intended to be lowbrow except for The Sword of Doom which is one of my favorite films by Okamoto. I finally got Adobe Creative Suite, so with better tools, I plan on making some to be taken a little more seriously. However, don’t be surprised to see an Eclipse Series for American Ninja 1-5. It’s all really just tongue-in-cheek.
@Bradford – Thanks for making me laugh! :)
@Mary – You’re most welcome. I’m still very new to my Adobe Suite so my designs are pretty bad. This one is probably my worst, but perhaps apropos to the subject. I cracked up just making it. Creating these covers is good practice for me so I’ll keep hammering away. I plan to do some serious films, but giving these train-wrecks the Criterion treatment is just too fun.
Here is my try at this :)
^That absolutely made my day.
Nice cover for ‘North by northwest’
Thought I’d repost this now that the movie is gonna be cool again:
fairly new to the custom criterions game, but figured it was time for some feedback. i’m particularly disappointed by the toy story one, but i’m not sure where to take it (or if i should just scrap it). any ideas would be welcome.
What’s the rationale behind your Across the Universe cover, DJ? I seem to remember that film’s aesthetic being the exact opposite of plain white (although there may be a relevant key scene that I’ve forgotten?).
I like the concept behind your Almost Famous cover; I’d say I probably like that one best.
It’s “The White Album”
SCUBADONC has it there … the film (via music and time) goes through so many styles, it was hard to choose one, so i simply went with something that i thought represented the beatles well. i’m fairly new at the custom cover game, though, so if you have an alternate take, i’m all ears.
Ahh! I feel ashamed for not getting the reference haha, love the album too (much more than the film…). You captured that concept really well, actually.
and another i’m working on…
!Fight Club my criterion!
I really dig that Naked Lunch cover.