Blu-Ray sleeve for Arrow Academy
A couple of weeks after starting work on the Hong Sangsoo release, I was asked to design this release featuring three films from Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf: Gabbeh, The Silence, and The Gardener. It was pretty straightforward and I found many of the stills worked as a cover. No separate booklet cover design was needed.
As usual, many of the stills required light retouching. This one in particular needed to be recomposed to fit a portrait-style package.
This image was used for a Gabbeh promotional poster at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. I rotated it just to give it some visual interest which necessitated filling in the gaps.
The First Pass
The Second Pass
Once the Arrow producers settled on #4 above, they asked me to try different title treatments, eventually settling on #2 below. The typeface is Komu (variation "B"). For the final release, I added the titles underneath.