David Plunkert Shares His Passion for Color and Shape
The graphic designer behind our covers for Diabolique and The Tin Drum takes us inside his Baltimore studio and his idea-driven creative process.
Chris Buck Brings His Off-Kilter Portraiture Style to Dick Johnson Is Dead
The veteran photographer’s gently surreal and comical sensibility drives the artwork of our edition of Kirsten Johnson’s documentary.
Caitlin Kuhwald’s Hand-Drawn Portraits Bring Iconic Faces to Life
The Los Angeles–based artist behind the covers for our editions of Amarcord and The Awful Truth discusses the evolution of her work.
An Inside Look at Brooklyn-Based Artist Juan Miguel Marin’s Meditative Process
The man behind the artwork for our releases of The Cremator, Man Push Cart, and Chop Shop talks with us about how his Ecuadorian roots and his love of performance inform his enigmatic images.
Gian Galang Summons the Kinetic Energy of a Martial-Arts Icon
The artist behind the images in our upcoming Bruce Lee box set shows us how he captured the legend’s most iconic poses.
Illustrator Josh Cochran Taps into His Dark Side
Known for his bold colors and humorous drawings, the Brooklyn-based artist took on the challenge of summoning a stark, ominous intensity for our covers of Wise Blood and Shallow Grave.
Yuko Shimizu’s Fresh Look for an Iconic Beast
The Tokyo-born, New York–based illustrator takes us inside the process behind creating her eye-popping artwork for our Godzilla collector’s set.
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.
Gregory Manchess’s Visions in Oil
The veteran illustrator behind our covers for Jubal, 3:10 to Yuma, and A Night to Remember invites us inside his creative process.
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.
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.
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.
Ping Zhu Harnesses the Wild Energy of Tampopo
With her thick, flowing brushstrokes and eccentric sensibility, illustrator Ping Zhu captured the buoyant flavor of Juzo Itami’s “ramen western.”
Richard Haines Gets Messy with Tom Jones
When we asked the beloved fashion illustrator to work on our cover for Tony Richardson’s Tom Jones, he delivered a playful look that matches the film’s modern sensibility.
Riccardo Vecchio Paints Certain Women
Go inside the process of creating a Criterion cover with Riccardo Vecchio, who painted the artwork for our edition of Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women.