Heath Killen’s Mythical Criterion Covers

Heath Killen's Mythical Criterion Covers

Heath Killen's Mythical Criterion Covers

Heath Killen's Mythical Criterion Covers

Heath Killen's Mythical Criterion Covers

I can’t say I’m a fan of things like fake Penguin book covers or minimalist {insert movie name here} posters, but these fake Criterion covers by Heath Killen are stunning. I’ve featured Heath’s work a couple times on the site and he’s always creating so many amazing things, the guy is kind of unstoppable. I was looking over these Criterion covers last night, and Kyle was peering over my shoulder and asked, “Oh, is Adaptation in Criterion now?”, because the cover was so well done. My personal favorite of the bunch is his Mad Max cover at top, it’s so simple and bold, makes perfect sense visually and grabs your attention immediately.

Bobby

3 Comments Heath Killen’s Mythical Criterion Covers

  1. aj June 29, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    “I can’t say I’m a fan of things like fake Penguin book covers” didnt this site run a contest based on fake covers? I am tired of the “fakes” that are all over blogs and sites now – fake travel posters, fake star wars posters, etc. If there is no client its not design, its just a made up project that uses imagery and type (and probably a vintage screenprint effect).

  2. Bobby SolomonBobby Solomon June 29, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    @AJ – Emphasis on Penguin. Made-up projects are more than fine, but not when they fall into the same, tired trends. I would love to see a brilliant illustrator do his own version of Harry Potter posters, for example. Something like that takes time and effort.

  3. Chris June 30, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Mashups have become an internet way of life, and personally I think it’s good. You can be a designer whether the project is for fun or profit. I don’t think the paycheck should be the delineating factor.

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