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Criterion

December 12, 2014

Criterion Designs from Criterion Collection on Vimeo.

Death of cover art

September 23, 2014

The death of design used to be a regular topic around these parts. It’s been a few years since I’ve had to design posters and magazine covers but this article about the demise of quality poster/cover design rings very true. (“Make it edgy” holds a particular resonance for me).

I recommend you give the full article a read, it has great examples of what a poster or cover can be and talks about the change in creative process and shift in creative control that’s lead to the dearth of quality (the Jaws poster is a gem).

The article also includes a video (embedded below) which showcases just how generic movie posters have become.

Next time you’re looking at a magazine rack of generic celebrities and clickbait headlines just imagine what you could be looking at.

(via Andrew Ducker)

A Cover Darkly

January 30, 2010

A collection of over 650 Phillip K Dick book covers – some pretty trippy covers for some pretty trippy books…

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Some of the more eagle-eyed among you (the geeks) may notice that the bottom left hand Palmer Eldritch cover is actually the cover to Frank Herbert’s Dune (at least it is to the copy I own) that they just nicked and reused.

(via Design Observer)

PS: Yes I was tempted to title this post ‘Dick Covers’