Monday 12 November 2012

BFI Film Classics

The BFI (British Film Institute) Film Classics series are an ongoing library of shortish but alarmingly expensive (£11 for 72 pages!) books, each about specific movies. They normally have pleasant but staid covers with a still from the film:

But for the series' 20th anniversary, a number of talented artists were commissioned to create new cover designs riffing on the visual legacies of the films.

Design by Eda Akaltun

Design/sculpture by Su Blackwell

Design by Eric Skillman (briefly considered here)

Cover by Nick Morley (who I interviewed here)

Design by Marc Atkins

Design by Mark Swan (another of his covers is here)

Design by Cristiana Couceiro

Design by Louise Weir

Design by Benio Urbanowicz

Design by Chloe Giordano

Design by Paul Pope

Design by Andy Bridge


claire said...

Some real gems here. Particularly like the Snow White one and Vertigo.

vic caswell said...

oooh! love the different media used on the recommissioned covers! especially the snow white and wizard ones!

Dan said...

The cover illustration for the Metropolis cover is by the very talented Cristiana Courceiro. She posted it on her Tumblr.

JRSM said...

Clair, Vic: The Snow White cover is especially amazing.

Dan, thank you: I've updated the post to include her info.