“Enemy” by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

The only reason why I wanted to feature Enemy by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans on my blog, is the stunning cover artwork from the official soundtrack (#1). The pale colours together with the vintage font choice (ITC Benguiat) create a great retro vibe.

Overall there’s lots of interesting font design going on in these covers. From the retro touch of “ITC Benguiat” (#1) to the simple aesthetics of “Alternate Gothic” and “Bodoni” (#2, #3) the official album artworks take full advantage of the different typefaces. The same is true for another retro font called “ITC Cheltenham” (#4), while the clean cuts of “Gill Sans MT Pro” go down another route. The last custom relies heavily on “BD Plakatbau“, a font some of you might recognize from the Radiohead albums Kid A and Amnesiac.

Image-wise these custom covers weren’t as big a challenge as recent entries. The only one worth mentioning is #5 in which I copy/pasted multiple Jake Gyllenhaals to extend the human chain. I also had to utilize Photoshops Vanishing Point feature for the first time to adjust my album credits according to the logo treatment. Beside that everything else was standard fare.

One Comment

  1. […] means it as well. Man, that guy is on a roll! First the two Jake Gyllenhaal sleeper hits Enemy and Prisoners and now he’s about to show us how visually stunning the Mexican drug wars can […]

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