1. Scarface (1983) by Brian De Palma

    Created for competition #5 over on /r/criterion


  2. /r/criterion’s cover contest #4, this week it’s any Robin Williams film of our choice.

    Fun fact: the film The Birdcage is based on, La Cage aux Folles, is already in the Criterion Collection. It comes from good stock.


  3. Full Metal Jacket (1987) by Stanley Kubrick.

    Created for week #3 over at /r/criterion.


  4. Only God Forgives (2013), three variants of the cover I submitted to the /r/criterion weekly competition.

    I really want that sword to be included, but I can’t get it to not feel shoehorned in there.


  5. Only God Forgives (2013), unused alternative design for competition over at /r/Criterion. 

    I’ll post the other one tomorrow.


  6. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), created for a competition over at /r/Criterion


  7. fakercriterions:

    The font is apparantly Gotham Medium Allcaps.

    Also: http://vgboxart.com/resource/236/criterion-collection-template/


  8. More of a mockup than anything legit. I just thought this still from Gravity was too great to pass up as a slipcase cover.


  9. midmarauder:



    Criterion’s DVD and Blu-ray packages make even the most digitally-oriented among us once again fetishize physical media, and they’re usually conceived with an artistry and consideration rare for an industry more concerned with the floating heads of movie stars than being beautiful - most DVDs and blu-rays are packaged to be bought, Criterion’s are packaged to be treasured. With that in mind, it wasn’t much of a surprise when, in 2003, Photoshop-fluent fans began making loving homages to Criterion’s work, conceiving of unofficial (or “fake”) cover designs for films they wished to see in the Collection. The boom for such unlicensed work seems to have passed, but Film.com is dedicated to preserving the best and most beautiful of these efforts in this gallery. We’re not interested in the jokey ones that simply slapped a Criterion logo on a notoriously bad film for a laugh, we’re interested in highlighting the designs that made us wish they were real. Some of these merely layer a Criterion logo over a pre-existing poster, others were built from scratch, the degree of artistry involved in each should be judged on a case-by-case basis, but they’re all things we wish we could find on store shelves.


    Big Thanks to Filmdotcom for including some of my work.

    I’m amazed that I’ve seen so few of these before. Worth checking out.


  10. fakecriterions:

    Thank you for reading, but I think it’s long past time to close up shop here.

    It has been fun, the archives will stay up, but this has stayed at the party long after the folks have started cleaning up and are starting to give irritated looks at the Tumblr sitting on the couch, then looking at…

    Bummer. Well, I’m still gonna make covers for fun.