My poster design for The Last Time I Saw Macao, directed by João Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata. Released by Cinema Guild. Opens today in Manhattan. Cinema Guild was great to work with, special thanks to Peter Kelly.
The best superhero movie of the summer opened today. I'm proud to have collaborated again with my great friend and filmmaker, James Mangold. The Wolverine is a fantastic Eastern-Western and delivers some hair-raising action along with the rich character study you'd expect from the guy who made 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line et al.. Check it out. Pictured here is the main card from the sequence. Special thanks, too, to Bill Lebeda and David Midgen at Picture Mill!
Here's a look at some of my DVD menu designs for the Criterion Collection edition of Things to Come. If you've seen the film you'll know know that there are some pretty crazy main titles as well as inter-titles throughout. Some of them appear to be painted on glass and then optically printed onto the action. While others appear to be cast, plaster letters shot in perspective enhanced by high-key lighting. It's a real treat. I looked to capture some of that with the headers you see here. Mine were achieved using 3D modeling software and futher noodling in Photoshop.
(Some of these still have placeholder copy that were later updated after they left my desk.)
These are some of the menu designs I created for the Criterion Collection edition of Harold Lloyd's Safety Last! I don't think you can help but ask during the movie's building climbing, clock dangling climax, "is that for real?". The answer to the question is more surprising and nuanced than one might expect. Even the film's plot even gets pretty meta on the subject. What's not revealed in the story is amply and rewardingly so in the generous supplements for the release. For the DVD menus as well as the packaging I looked to inject some reality tweaking into the design by building the type into the shots.
Here are a couple of unused cover concepts for The Criterion Collection edition of Brian De Palma's Blow Out. The brief at the time was to bring the technology of the story somehow on to the cover design. John Travolta plays a movie soundman who's an ear-witness to a murder. His tools of the trade are a microphone and a reel-to-reel recorder. There's a terrific shot of the tire going pop and it seemed a natural to me to fuse it with an image of a tape reel. When the Travolta character retreats to his sound studio to piece together the crime he attempts to synchronize it with a moving image --thus the perforated audio tape with the X that marks the spot.