Post by Tony Hates Everything on Mar 22, 2018 19:18:00 GMT -5
I was looking for some new movies to buy over the weekend and halfway through finding the right film i thought to myself i wonder how hard it would be to make some custom cases? Long story short i spent 60 bucks on a printer spent a little more for basic paper and 14 or so on a pack of bluray cases..
I will post my images here of my progress... not thrilled with the willy wonka cover but it will do.. i have a heavier paper coming in the mail but that will be a while would also like to try a photo paper..
I think they look awesome man. Photo paper may work well, but, given that it's behind the plastic sleeve anyway, I don't know if you'd even notice the glossiness of it. Be more cost effective to just keep using stock printer paper, looks fine with it. Certainly nothing wrong with trying photo paper to see, but, if it were me, I'd go the cheaper route. Looks great man!
Yea after looking at them i realized why i thought i would love them... They would look great on a gloss photo paper. Once i realized that i decided it wasnt what i wanted.
So starting from scratch
Why do i want these? - Favorite pass time as a kid was looking at all the VHS movie covers. What would i like most about my covers? - all my films to look the same.
I came across an Instagram the other day where a guy makes VHS tapes for new movies an i was like "yea, that's pretty cool". So I continued on with my design of the fake Criterion cases but the more i continued i kept thinking about that VHS style. I didnt really want to design a new case everytime but i thought about the things i liked about VHS tapes, renting them, the wear, the old school look.. So i decided to create a custom VHS template and went on with that.
On basic 8.5x11 printer paper (Spine) really like the uniformity on these plus the year was a must can't recall how many times when watching a film and thinking "When was this made"
Now the front covers This allowed for smaller images to be used and with the template i didnt need to use custom artwork everytime most of the time it was just manipulating an existing image to work. I really enjoy the way i incorporated the VHS stickers i only stuck with the basic genres but left some out like musical, western, or documentary since i dont own any of those types of films.
The rear of the cases.. Now i like the style of the Criterion info area so i kept that but incorporated some of the VHS style with the modern twist
Bonus because i wanted to try it out... to much ink i wont be doing this
Really neat idea there, I like how uniform they look now. They look nice in dark or light, but yeah I completely understand the need to save ink... the dark backgrounds really take a toll on ink cartridges in the long run.
I'd be tempted to do something similar, if I wasn't so lazy. Or busy with other personal projects like typing up quotes and stuff from various book series that I like... yeah, we'll go with that.
—and the bravest of faces are the ones where we fake it. ♪