Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Art Behind Criterion's Cover-Art

Designer Sam Smith has been asked by Criterion to take the daunting and prestigious task of tackling the cover art duties for the Blu-ray/DVD releases of both Nobuhiko Obayashi's House and, more recently, Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times.
This post on his blog, Sam's Myth, dated yesterday, details the fascinating journey from the sketchpad to store shelves. There's tons of great concept art, the path of the creative process, etc. 
As a designer-in-training (I'm trying to pursue a degree in Comm Design as we speak from the University of North Texas), this stuff is fascinating to me as I consider movie-related design (posters, advertising, cover art, etc.) to be the ultimate dream job. 

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