Take a Look at the Criterion Collection’s New Cover Art Coffee Table Book


"When people come to visit the Criterion Collection, their first stop is often the art department," writes Criterion Collection president Peter Becker in the introduction to the film company's new coffee table book, Criterion Designs. "We have a white wall covered with metallic paint and magnets where we put up the latest iterations of the cover designs we’re working on. It’s right in the heart of the office, and it is where we end up having many of our most important conversations about movies." Cover art and design for Criterion releases have become such a meme that there are several blogs devoted to mocking up fake Criterion art. Criterion Designs has hundreds of alternate sketches and final designs for cinephiles to browse through. Here are three movies: Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, On the Waterfront, and House.