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The Departed box art cover
By avatar ELCrazy 49 on June 12th, 2009
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ELCrazy 49 [ 1 decade ago ]

Hey guys! I'm returning back to Criterion boxes.

Anyway, I decided to do my all-time favourite movie: The Departed. I wanted to do the theme of duality. I used rats to represent the two main characters, as they are moles for the two sides in the film: the police and the mob. The guns represent the two sides, and they point at the rats because in the film, the moles get pressurized undercover.

Enjoy! :D

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GrahamZ 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

this is really good i love the colour and how its all pretty much symmetrical.

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eat nade 38 [ 1 decade ago ]

Totally awesome. And a very deserving movie for the Criterion Collection.

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 1 decade ago ]

So many great boxes lately, this is really well done. Fav

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LEGOslayer 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

The two rats on the back aren't textured as they are on the front...

This box is amazing, just pointing that out...
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GlowBlue 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Really really great stuff here! I'm a big Criterion collector myself (pricey hobby) and I'm glad to see someone else who enjoys the box artwork they present. Am I wrong or is this film NOT yet an actual Criterion release?

I like that you put so much thought into the design. I think the what you illustrated the dichotomy of the film is spot on. At first I was a bit confused by the rats but after reading your description I really like the way it works. Wonderful job in creating symmetry and setting the tone for an amazing film.

If you continue Criterion, would you maybe do one of my favorites:
"Le Samurai", "The Third Man", "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" or "Rashomon"

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ELCrazy 49 [ 1 decade ago ]

Thanks guys!

#6, I'll check those titles out, thanks! BTW, you might wanna join this group. link It's dedicated to criterion covers. You need to PM dmshaposv for an invite.

Also, click on the criterion tag on this box. Me, eat nade and dmshaposv have been doing criterion boxes.

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GlowBlue 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#7, Awesome, thanks for the headsup!

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dmshaposv 47 [ 1 decade ago ]

Great work ElCrazy, and good to see you stuck with your own color scheme. It certainly is far interesting than the regular black/white.

Thematically, the box is brilliant.

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coolguy753 26 [ 1 decade ago ]

Brilliant work. I'm loving the colour scheme.

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stoplis 4 [ 9 years ago ]

Wow, this cover is amazing, what are the chances of getting this as a printable?

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Higashi89 47 [ 1 year ago ]

Reminds me of that "which color is this dress" meme

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