20 Awesome Faux Cult-Film Criterion Covers


When Paste tipped us off to this ridiculously awesome Mubi.com thread, featuring 184 pages of fan-made faux Criterion Collection covers, we were like a kid in a candy store. The mock-ups range from enthusiastically amateur to hand-illustrated works of art, and mimicking Criterion’s style — which usually involves either minimalist illustration or a single still from a picturesque scene and always features smart, stylish typography — offers some helpful constraints. Unsurprisingly, our favorite covers were for cult films, from the Coen brothers to the Czech New Wave and Hedwig to Dr. Strangelove. Click through our gallery of the 20 best, after the jump.