I second your Grrr… But as genres go, at least it does what it says on the tin. Someone tried to argue me into submission yesterday that Merchant Ivory is a genre as well. But from what I can tell, those films have nothing to do with either black marketeering or shooting elephants.
My god amazing ideas !! the covers are better than the films !!
Man, this is so much fun. Love the “hologram” and T’s incredibly creepy takes on Burroughs and Hitchcock. And I’m looking forward to Brandon’s next attempt.
Wow, most of these (especially the two for Crash) are poster worthy. I’m impressed…
I’m gonna keep reviving this forum cause I love these
There are some beautiful covers here! Brandon, you are very talented. I like Alex’s Big Lebowski and JP’s Crash too. We have some brilliant visual artists on this site.
How do you make these?
I love this thread!!! I would be awesome to see a some more Criterion covers for Synecdoche, New York.
T… your covers come from a dark place in a sick mind, and I love them. I’m glad to see so much participation in this thread, as I was afraid it would end up just being me posting my own silly little designs and hogging up valuable Auteurs bandwidth.
Anyways, here are two more…
The lack of title is intentional, since using such an iconic image on top of the title/name seemed redundant and altogether unnecessary.
Not much of a photoshopper myself, but would love to see renderings of some of Criterion’s LaserDisc releases on DVD, should they ever regain the rights:
Citizen KaneKing KongSwing TimeSwitchblade SistersThe Magnificent AmbersonsYoung and Innocent, Sabotage, The Secret AgentA Night at the OperaThe ProducersAnnie HallLast Tango in Paris
The list goes on here
Would love to see your interpretations of this as Criterion DVD releases. Keep up the good work.
maybe criterion could do a contest with this. Coming Soon films, fans get to do the Box Art—winner gets a free copy of THAT DVD and a t-shirt or something…
that Psycho one is mofo’n freaky deaky. that Nothing one is one of the best concepts i’ve seen…havne’t seen the film yet, though. it certainly makes me wanna check it out, which i think is one of the most important things about Box Art—grabbing the eye and flicking on the brain.
T’s Psycho skeers me. But I like it.
Hog away the bandwidth, some of you should have designer jobs. I don’t know if I like the ones that are all image or the ones like City of Sylvia that deploy negative space better. The Big Lebowski continues to impress me as a very original take on the film.
At the very least, this could be an art show.
LOVE the In the City of Sylvia cover. Fantastic work.
Great work on La Dolce Vita, Filmy Andy.
JP, I didn’t know you were in college. I thought you were in your 60s! lol.
What seems to be the current ultimate fantasy here on The Auteurs…
To be fair, the In the City of Sylvia one is taken from one the posters for the film, but great work all around from everyone. I suspect Criterion would need to provide a lot more than a copy of the DVD to anyone designing the box art for one of their releases, though! ;)
Of course it’s taken from one of the posters for the film, but re-worked to create an image that works for cover (a few things taken away, a lot of flesh tone added to fit the size).
Not to get all defensive, but that’s a large part of what’s done when creating dvd covers, even by Criterion themselves… the re-working of preexisting promotional material.
Brandon, that Ray cover is great, have you seen any of his works?
and thanks Justin, this one from 12 angry men took longer…
Not as much as I want to be, Andy. Out of Ray’s nearly 40 film output, I’ve only seen about a third.
well, a third is not all that small, also just realised you replied here http://www.theauteurs.com/topics/2063/comments already, would love to hear your thoughts on his films though..
Brandon, I must apologize. I wasn’t trying to put down your In the City of Sylvia cover, but just thought I’d clarify for the person who might not have seen this “alternate” (ie. unused) poster art from the amazing geniuses at All City Media (http://www.allcitymedia.com).
In fact, you’ve been amazingly busy producing some kick-ass stuff. I wouldn’t be surprised if at least one from this thread gets picked up for real.
I like the 12 Angry Men too. I like when traditional classic films are given an abstract spin. Norbit sort of takes the cake, though — who knew Eddie Murphy could be so reminiscent of Fellini?
Nice work, everyone! In keeping with the recycling old promo materials theme, I lifted some artwork from the Burn! soundtrack album. I’d love to see this film get the Criterion treatment . . .
Thanks, Justin. I’m glad that my take on Norbit resonated with a few of you.
For Tarsem’s The Fall
Worked w/ the official movie poster:
Wait—how do you upload an image here?
Aaron, I think we’re all uploading them elsewhere (Photobucket, Tinypic, etc.) and then posting them here.
Copy and paste the image URL between two exclamation points like this:
! http://www.lalalaaa.com/image.jpg !
but leave no spaces.