Thursday, 26 June 2008

Spiritualized - Let it Come Down Ltd Edition Sleeve Design

I've recently featured Spiritualized limited album covers for Ladies & Gentlemen and the latest album A&E whilst neglecting Let It Come Down, well, I got one in the post this week so decided to do a feature.

Farrow had seen the work of sculptor Don Brown who's work is focused on his wife Yoko. During the same period, Pierce (Spiritualized) had been reading some psychology about the workings of the brain and I got interest­ed in the idea that when you see an image of a face that is concave, your brain is so used to seeing eyes and noses that stick out that it finds it impossible to read.

Brown then created a portrait of Yoko that could be indented into the limited edition plastic case. Although Farrow didn't create the image, he has said producing this case was much more rewarding and enjoyable than Ladies & Gentlemen.

Spiritualized Let It Come Down Ltd Edition Plastic Sleeve

(I'll be adding more photos of this soon)

Concept and design: Farrow/Spaceman.
Sculpture: Yoko by Don Brown, courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ London

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Favourite Movie Posters - Part I

I've recently been posting more movie posters on here so I wanted to feature my favourites over the last few years, which will no doubt over time date way back to the early 1900's. Each post will include 10 posters starting with these below. I've not seen all of the movies listed and the film itself is no reflection on the poster design. Enjoy. Please feel free to comment on any you may like or dislike.

Frownland Movie Poster

OSS 117: Cario, Nest of Spies Movie Poster

Juno Japanese Movie Poster

Paris, Je T'aime Movie Poster

Be Kind Rewind Movie Poster

Be Kind Rewind Movie Poster

Wristcutters Movie Poster

Your Name Here Movie Poster

Surfwise Movie Poster

Color Me Kubrick Movie Poster

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Coen Brothers pays homage to Saul Bass

I've been a massive Coen Brothers fan since their debut movie Blood Simple. New posters of their up and coming movie First After Reading have recently been released and what can I say, wow! It clearly pays homage to the legendary works of Saul Bass who's posters included the likes of Hitchcock's Vertigo, Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm & Anatomy of Murder and Billy Wilder's Love in the Afternoon to name a few, all of which I've featured below for you to enjoy.

Burn After Reading will hit theaters on September 12th 2008.

Burn After Burn Movie Poster

If you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out here.

I've included the mentioned posters which may have inspired Burn After Reading's poster design below, starting with one of the best classics of all time, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

This is one of my favourite movie posters, Otto Preminger's Anatomy of Murder.

Anatomy of Murder

Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm.

Anatomy of Murder

Billy Wilder's Love in the Afternoon

Anatomy of Murder

Another recent movie poster which has been influenced by Saul's unique style was the poster for Before the Devil Know's you're Dead

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead