19 June 2012

Two by Marcel Carné

On September 18th, The Criterion Collection releases two films by Marcel Carné; Children of Paradise and Les Visiteurs du Soir. I had the pleasure of designing for each. The pair feature cover art by Alexandre Trauner who served as production designer on both of the films. These are actual production paintings and, without giving too much away, there's more where that came from. I recreated the title treatments for the covers based on each of the film's main titles. You can read about the process for Children of Paradise here. I'll have more to show of these packages as the release date nears. In the meantime, if you can't wait to see Children of Paradise and you happen to be near where this spectacular restoration is touring, do check it out. You'll be glad you did!

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