Check out this one, an original design for Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window:
|Original poster design for Hitchcock's Rear Window.|
I’m particularly fond of the one above, as the film is based on a story by one of my favorite noir writers, Cornell Woolrich. The others in the poster series are equally great:
|Poster for Rope. Note the modified Penguin Crime logo.|
If you haven’t noticed, the posters are brilliant modern interpretations of the old Penguin Crime book covers, substituting classic crime films and directors for books and authors. Any true fan of crime fiction will remember them. The cover art was stark, and sometimes fairly weird. Here are some of my favorite covers to jog your memory:
|These covers show some of the trippier Penguin Crime designs.|
The prints come in several sizes, and can be made to order in any measurement. The seller offers a special deal on orders of three. Visit the shop for more information.
What film would you like to see in the style of a Penguin Crime cover?
Note on the new series:
As a book lover, most of my discretionary income goes towards books. Now and then, though, I get all a-swoon over things book related as well. I’ll be collecting some of them here, so if you’re on the lookout for bookish holiday gifts, keep an eye peeled for the Needful Things tag.