Geek Gifts: Criterion Designs Coffee-Table Book Showcases Gorgeous Criterion Cover Art

     November 28, 2014


It’s Thanksgiving, which means you’re already two weeks behind on your Christmas shopping (kidding…kind of).  Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, but we’ve got something to highlight today that every cinephile will love.  The wonderful folks at The Criterion Collection have released a coffee-table book called Criterion Designs that showcases the gorgeous artwork that has donned the Criterion covers for three decades.  The book not only features a gallery of every Criterion cover since the collection’s first laserdisc in 1984, but it also offers up supplemental art and never-before-seen sketches for the unique designs that grace each Criterion.  Seriously, this thing is fantastic.

Check out some preview images of the book (along with a full list of artists) after the jump and click here to purchase the newly released hardcover for $71.21.

Here are some images from the book (via Criterion) followed by a full list of the artists.

Aesthetic Apparatus, Michael Allred, Eric Chase Anderson, Marian Bantjes, Michael Boland, Vera Brosgol, Evan Bryce, Art Chantry, Daniel Clowes, Tavis Coburn, Josh Cochran, Jorge Coelho, Darwyn Cooke, Béatrice Coron, Rodrigo Corral, Jordan Crane, Akiko Crowther, Fred Davis, Jack Davis, Paul Davis, Ian Dingman, David Downton, Ming Doyle, Laurent Durieux, Marcel Dzama, Marc English, Malika Favre, Gary Fernandez, Sean Freeman, John Gall, Robert Goodin, Geoff Grandfield, Turlo Griffin, Polly Guo, Sarah Habibi, Jason Hardy, Jaime Hernandez, Jessica Hische, Samuel Hiti, Human After All, Robert Hunt, Paul Jackson, Meredith Jenks, Rob Jones, Neil Kellerhouse, Victor Kerlow, Matt Kindt, Frank Kozik, Caitlin Kuhwald, Yann Legendre, Patrick Leger, Ron Lesser, Luba Lukova, Ha C. Ly, Andrew MacLean, Gregory Manchess, Benjamin Marra, David Merveille, F. Ron Miller, Scott Morse, Bill Nelson, Yuri Ono, Sean Phillips, David Plunkert, Paul Pope, Jesse Marinoff Reyes, Jim Rugg, Greg Ruth, Seth, Leanne Shapton, Jay Shaw, Yuko Shimizu, Bill Sienkiewicz, Eric Skillman, Sam Smith, Edward Sorel, Jhomar Soriano, Tyler Stout, Jillian Tamaki, Adrian Tomine, Riccardo Vecchio, Maurice Vellekoop, Ricardo Venâncio, Angie Wang, Barnaby Ward, Sam Weber, Kent Williams, Connor Willumsen, Ron Wimberly, George Wu, Lucien S. Y. Yang, Kate Zambrano, Danijel Zezelj, Vania Zouravliov

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