A Criterion for Excellence

Launched in 1984, the Criterion Collection is now an unrivalled catalogue of the most lauded arthouse films from the past century. When a movie is selected for inclusion in the Criterion Collection, it also receives a specially-commissioned poster design to cement its status as a classic. These posters in themselves have gained a cult following of their own, with the often minimalist, yet striking designs of the

films spawning a design language that has been mimicked by no small number of graphic designers, eager to interpret their own favourite films. To celebrate these posters, the Criterion Collection has released an art volume dedicated to the posters of all of its 106 films. Offering a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the rough drafts and sketches that led to the final form of the posters, Criterion Designs is now available online for $80 USD.