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Re: Arrow Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#226 Post by omgkitty » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:02 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:31 am
I was getting annoyed that no one posted the cover but were taking about it. Now I'm more annoyed that someone posted the cover. What the fuck? Arrow needs some new art directors/artists
Please, yes. I think it might legitimately be an art direction issue. I'll concede I don't like a lot of the artists they use, but even the way some of the art they do have is used is questionable and feels aimless. Compare them to other current companies like Criterion, Eureka and Powerhouse (I know Powerhouse's art director came from Eureka), whose covers are consistently great probably 90% of the time, and follow some sort of standardized template that is pleasing overall and fits in with the rest of their releases. I can't say all their releases are bad as there are a few standouts like the Female Prisoner Scorpion set and the Taisho box to name a few, but more often than not, I absolutely despise their packaging designs.

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Re: Arrow Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#227 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 pm

Maybe Cuarón has instructed these boutique labels to only use atrocious cover art

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#228 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:13 pm

Somebody on /r/boutiquebluray wrote:That's a beautiful cover on Children of Men.

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#229 Post by KJones77 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:41 pm

Boosmahn wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Somebody on /r/boutiquebluray wrote:That's a beautiful cover on Children of Men.
It's not nice to mock the blind.

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Re: Arrow Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on

#230 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:10 pm

The eyeball doesn’t make any sense to me as the movie goes. If artist meant that they are watching the last pregnant woman then that is a very lazy idea (Sorry for the pun).

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#231 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:49 pm

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I like all of the covers this month, although I'll definitely use the reversible sleeve for Horror Express if this image is the alternative:

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#232 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:06 pm

That Possessed cover is lovely

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#233 Post by dwk » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:13 am

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#234 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:11 pm

What the hell is that

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#235 Post by swo17 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:16 pm

The fact that their website shows this cover with the BBFC rating logo (and the other cover without it) makes it seem like this could be the cover art for the UK edition

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#236 Post by dwk » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:01 pm

I believe the announcement art is going to be on the reverse.

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#237 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:28 pm

I know they're going for a video game art thing for some reason, but yuck

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#238 Post by Gregory » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:08 pm

Seriously. Are the fist and the hand holding the knife at the bottom supposed to be the hands of us, the viewer (like the hand holding a gun at the bottom of the screen in every first-person shooter game)?

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#239 Post by tenia » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:55 pm

It's not only awful, but also way worse than the first artwork.

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#240 Post by Cremildo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:11 am

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#241 Post by Cremildo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:24 am

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