Poster: BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (dir. Spike Jonze) 1999
Designed By: Peter Strain
so a little birdie told me that Criterion is going to announce a DVD & Blu-ray of the glorious Being John Malkovich on Wednesday (and by “a little birdie” i mean “everyone everywhere), and at this point the only real mystery surrounding the release is: what’s gonna wind up on the cover, and how many awards is Adele going to win for it? the film has certainly inspired its fair share of evocative poster art (i’m particularly partial to the “Vessel” approach), but i’d love for Criterion to go back to the drawing board with this one and have some fun with it.
this boldly different poster by UK artist Peter Strain is the kinda thing i had in mind… fresh, conceptual… it prompts the film to be reconsidered and not just simply repackaged. whatever design Criterion commits to, you can get Strain’s stuff for yourself if you’ve got 40 pounds to spare.
(Source: thedeathoffilm, via cinematografo)