Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#3251 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Sep 14, 2023 9:58 am

I never understood why Criterion never listed what kind of packaging on films’ pages

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#3252 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 18, 2023 12:02 pm

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#3253 Post by acroyear » Mon Sep 18, 2023 6:12 pm

Pinocchio, simply... wow!

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#3254 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:58 pm

Contrary to what I could expect from what I can see at criterion.com (which shows a different artwork for each movie), the Bo Widerbergs box et turned out to be a big Scanavo box not a digipack.

https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/6737- ... ish-cinema

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#3255 Post by CSM126 » Mon Sep 18, 2023 8:01 pm

Rupert Pupkin wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:58 pm
Contrary to what I could expect from what I can see at criterion.com (which shows a different artwork for each movie), the Bo Widerbergs box et turned out to be a big Scanavo box not a digipack.

https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/6737- ... ish-cinema
They’ve made a habit in recent years of creating individual art for titles that are packaged that way. It’s usually just for the website but I think a few have had the individual artwork used in booklets or inner spreads.

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#3256 Post by barbarella satyricon » Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:08 am

There's so much blank space that seems wasted in the background sky of the Lamorisse cover, especially when the three monochrome elements are so awkwardly arranged on and around the red balloon without making much sense as either design or theme. Larger captures and cut-outs from those b&w films could've made for a nice landscape collage as a foreground to the sky, with Lamorisse's kid and the balloon enlarged and kept up front. As it is, the whole thing looks curiously like a throwback to early 2000s design, a look at what I can do with layers and font packs kind of a thing.

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#3257 Post by RPG » Tue Sep 19, 2023 11:50 am

acroyear wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 6:12 pm
Pinocchio, simply... wow!
Seriously. I was underwhelmed by the movie, but that artwork is top notch.

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#3258 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:56 pm

CSM126 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 8:01 pm
Rupert Pupkin wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:58 pm
Contrary to what I could expect from what I can see at criterion.com (which shows a different artwork for each movie), the Bo Widerbergs box et turned out to be a big Scanavo box not a digipack.

https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/6737- ... ish-cinema
They’ve made a habit in recent years of creating individual art for titles that are packaged that way. It’s usually just for the website but I think a few have had the individual artwork used in booklets or inner spreads.
oh ok, thanks. So I'm afraid that would be the same for the Tod Browning box set even though there are some individual art/front cover for each movies at Criterion.com (and I liked the Unknown artwork). :|
And in the Bo Widerberg booklet there is no reproduction of the artworks as seen at Criterion.com.

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#3259 Post by Walter Kurtz » Tue Sep 19, 2023 9:16 pm

Rupert Pupkin wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:56 pm
And in the Bo Widerberg booklet there is no reproduction of the artworks as seen at Criterion.com.
That's not correct. The Widerberg booklet has repros of the Criterion.com artworks.

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Re: Criterion & Eclipse Cover Art & Packaging Babble-on Vol. 7

#3260 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Tue Sep 19, 2023 10:16 pm

Walter Kurtz wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 9:16 pm
Rupert Pupkin wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:56 pm
And in the Bo Widerberg booklet there is no reproduction of the artworks as seen at Criterion.com.
That's not correct. The Widerberg booklet has repros of the Criterion.com artworks.
oh. I have it; I will re-read it.

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