The Brush Behind the Film: How Painter Hélène Delmaire Created Our Portrait of a Lady on Fire Cover
The artist’s intensive collaboration with director Céline Sciamma yielded a wealth of preliminary studies that came in handy for the cover image of our edition.
Introducing First Person Illustrator Xia Gordon
To illustrate our new series of personal essays, we’ve turned to this New York–based artist, whose gift for distilling concepts and emotions into compelling imagery was a perfect match for this ongoing project.
A Dark Vision, in Paper Cutouts: Our Cremator Cover
The Brooklyn-based design studio La Moutique took the eerie, collage-style opening sequence of Juraj Herz’s film as inspiration for its wildly surrealistic cover design.
The Intricate Layers of The Cranes Are Flying, Captured in Collage
One of the designers behind our new edition of Mikhail Kalatozov’s masterpiece walks through the creative exploration that led to the final cover image.
Our Eye-Popping Tribute to Silver-Screen Magician Karel Zeman
The meticulously layered images in the Czech master’s fantasies inspired the pop-up artwork in our new Blu-ray release of Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman.
Danielle Mastrion Gives Spike Lee’s Masterpiece a Brooklyn-Style Tribute
To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Do the Right Thing, the Brooklyn-based artist painted a mural that served as the basis for the cover of our edition.
Combining elements of her own paintings with an improvisatory Photoshop process, artist Vivienne Flesher captured the grim beauty of Bruno Dumont’s cinema for our releases of La vie de Jésus and L’humanité.
How Sam Smith Finds Inspiration in the History of Poster Art
The longtime Criterion collaborator behind our covers for Japón, House, and Modern Times combines his love for film and design in his vividly colorful artwork.
Harnessing the Entropy of Diamonds of the Night in One Static Image
The artist Sterling Hundley details his multilayered approach to evoking the slipperiness of time and memory for the cover art of Jan Němec’s war film.
A Close-Up on Greg Ruth’s Genre-Infused Portraiture
The artist behind our covers for Notorious, Dragon Inn, and Moonrise shows us how he achieves the simple but hauntingly beautiful effects in his illustrations.
The Key Moment: Drawing a New Look for Notorious
The artist behind our new cover for Hitchcock’s spy-noir masterwork remembers falling in love with the film as a child and walks through the process of illustrating one of its most iconic scenes.
Angela Rizza Conjures Magic with The Princess Bride
Known for her lush and imaginative children’s-book illustrations, the artist got her dream assignment when we asked her to work on our edition of Rob Reiner’s beloved classic.
The Road to Hell: Designing Lone Wolf and Cub
The Lone Wolf and Cub film series has its roots in Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima’s manga of the same name, which was itself a major influence on Western cartooning and illustration in the 1980s. It felt only natural to pay homage to that connection…
Designing for del Toro
When putting together the Criterion editions of Guillermo del Toro’s films, we assembled a talented group of artists, including Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, del Toro collaborator Guy Davis, comic book creator Becky Cloonan, and Russian artist Vani…