The Executioner: By the Neck By David Cairns
Designing for del Toro By Eric Skillman
Michael Boland’s design for Criterion’s special edition release of Vampyr has gotten some special attention of its own, from the prestigious design journal Communications Arts. In the Exhibit section—highlighting “outstanding examples of graphic design and advertising”—of the journal’s website, editors commend the menus and packaging as reflecting the atmosphere and imagery of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s spooky 1932 marvel, noting, “The Boland Design Company created a layered, not quite Victorian, not quite modern voice for this great film.” The web feature also calls out Criterion art director Sarah Habibi, and F. Ron Miller for his custom type rendering. See the full, illustrated story here.