Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol.4

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Amazing Goose
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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3326 Post by Amazing Goose » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:10 am

Steven H wrote:Nice, but The Magician font is a little M:TG for me.
nah, it's even better than anson maddocks's best work.... :wink:

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3327 Post by MyNameCriterionForum » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:22 am

If the Paths cover has to feature an actor, it better fucking be Timothy Godamned Carey and his googly eye.

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3328 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:26 am

Just reconfigure this, Criterion:

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The end

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3329 Post by Jeff » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:39 am

I was going to say the same about this one, but I think I like Domino's better

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3330 Post by matrixschmatrix » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:46 am

How about Kirkzilla?

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#3331 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:48 am

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#3332 Post by fdm » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:05 am

I think that should be a dirt path, but otherwise, excellent.

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#3333 Post by godardslave » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:14 am

Careful Domino, you might get hired by Kino. =;

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3334 Post by Feego » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:27 am

domino harvey wrote:Just reconfigure this, Criterion:
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MGM already did, only with really bad, colorized Photoshop and without the giantess being burned alive in the background:

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3335 Post by swo17 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:52 am

Domino's is beautiful. Um, the first one that is.

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3336 Post by Frances » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:15 am

I like the Darjeeling one, but i wasn't expecting it. I thought they would create something more "crowded" with the bags, the 3 brothers. But i like it as it is, hope they don't change it! :)

Paths is a mess... i prefer this fake Criterion cover i found in the internet, but with a better idea for the title please!

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#3337 Post by Fortisquince » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:30 am

That isn't bad at all.

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#3338 Post by Finch » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:41 am

The Darjeeling cover is excellent, assuming they keep it. Paths of Glory on the other hand is laughing-out-loud-bad and has got to be temporary artwork - the fake cover with a more appropriate font would be a very cool choice.

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3339 Post by Flike » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:20 pm

While I think The Darjeeling Limited cover is probably the template or base for whatever the final will be (or another part of the packaging, like the inside liner art), I don't see a point in even critiquing the Paths of Glory cover. It's a Kubrick. It's a war movie. They're not going to slap that shit on there.
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#3340 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:23 pm

Flike wrote:...I don't see a point in even critiquing the Paths of Glory cover. It's a Kubrick. It's a war movie. They're not going to slap that shit on there.
Speaking of Kubrick and war movies, I think this cover would be perfect to reflect the quality of FEAR AND DESIRE :-"

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#3341 Post by mteller » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:42 pm

MyNameCriterionForum wrote:If the Paths cover has to feature an actor, it better fucking be Timothy Godamned Carey and his googly eye.
Thinking of Tim Carey in the collection makes me wish they were releasing The World's Greatest Sinner. That would be magnificent.

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3342 Post by Svevan » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:46 pm

Do you think Criterion is test-grouping us, dropping temp covers in press releases that they know we'll discuss?

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#3343 Post by aox » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:47 pm

Yes

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#3344 Post by swo17 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:49 pm

Yes, as evidenced by all the complaints last year about how the My Dinner with Andre temp art was not a place setting.

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3345 Post by StevenJ0001 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:57 pm

Svevan wrote:Do you think Criterion is test-grouping us, dropping temp covers in press releases that they know we'll discuss?
I think you may be overstating this forum's influence just a little, as much as I like this place. :)

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3346 Post by Svevan » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:04 pm

Well we know they at least READ parts of the forum, this thread in particular - I'm sure the influence isn't great. It's hard to cull a single representative opinion from 40 different people, whose common link is that they like movies of some sort. Either way, releasing temp art is a weird practice.

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#3347 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:34 pm

Don't they have Mubi as their test marketing group now? Anyway, great news about Paths of Glory. I don't mind the temp cover - it's nowhere near as evocative as the Spartacus cover but it'll do I guess.

"Shoot straight, you bastards!"

Oops sorry, accidentally quoted the wrong film there! 8-[

I love the Darjeeling Limited cover. It is likely too much to hope for a digipack similar to The Furies, but that design just makes me wish for it to be on the same kind of rough textured paper.
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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#3348 Post by jorencain » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:37 pm

I just realized that the designer of the "Everlasting Moments" and "House" DVD covers is also the drummer for Ben Folds: Sam Smith. I don't know if that's been mentioned here (it probably has), but that's pretty cool.

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#3349 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:30 pm

colinr0380 wrote:I don't mind the temp cover - it's nowhere near as evocative as the Spartacus cover but it'll do I guess.
Are you confusing the fan-made one a few posts up with the real (hopefully-temp) version?

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#3350 Post by jbeall » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:32 pm

Frances wrote:I like the Darjeeling one, but i wasn't expecting it. I thought they would create something more "crowded" with the bags, the 3 brothers. But i like it as it is, hope they don't change it! :)

Paths is a mess... i prefer this fake Criterion cover i found in the internet, but with a better idea for the title please!
Spoiler tags, perhaps?

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