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    A tribute to the "Master of Suspense", a DVD set of 27 masterpieces which has the purpose of joining and pull over different titles in a single c… Read More
    A tribute to the "Master of Suspense", a DVD set of 27 masterpieces which has the purpose of joining and pull over different titles in a single case. Read Less
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The "Hitchcock's collection" is a tribute to the "Master of Suspense", a DVD set of 27 masterpieces which has the purpose of joining different titles in a single and elegant style.
Take as example “Vertigo”: the original cover (by Universal Picture) was pretty and interesting. The trapezoidal shapes evoke the classic style of Saul Bass, but the photos and the various logos (the image in the top-right, the profile and the signature of the director) make it all very heavy.

The idea was, while remaining faithful to the original graphic style, to make it more young, colorful and dynamic. It was also necessary to combine many films, very different from each other. The obvious choice was to avoid photographs and snapshots, because they are generally hard to find in high quality. I instead opted for the creation of vector images.
 
For the entire piece I used the font "Helvetica condensed". When more dynamism was necessary, or when following the image's perspective was more appropriate (as in this case), the "italic" version of the font was chosen.
As there are no pictures, and I mainly used black and white for the images, titles had to be colored. I chose two similar colors for each cover, one lighter and one darker. On the front I alternate them in names/surnames, while on the back, in the trapezoidal campitura.
The colors are very saturated, to contrast the B/W, and I also tried to find tones related to the film itself. I moreover attempted to use the whole range of possible colors, and to distribute them on all 27 covers.
 
I used the "Saul Bass' motive" (used by Universal in the front) to enclose the only, real image of the entire cover. This back image is most often a composition of several pictures or snapshots (for the reasons already mentioned). It's two-toned, in particular the same two colors used in the rest of the cover.
 
 
 
 
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