“The Green Mile” by Thomas Newman

Next Sunday, when the annual Academy Awards will come to an end for the 89th time, it will also be the 14th time that Thomas Newman hasn’t won an Oscar. He got his first nomination in 1994, so this means in a period of twenty-three years, Newman was nominated on average every one and a half years. And he lost every. single. time. Keep that in mind when you feel sorry for yourself the next time. I wanted to post this set of The Green Mile in honor of a man who has composed some of the most beautiful, emotional and heartfelt…

“Side Effects” by Thomas Newman

There are some directors out there that put special emphasis on design, and especially in this case, font design. Marc Foster for example, whose visual gimmickry made a so-so James Bond film kinda watchable. Or David Fincher, who’s still one of my favourite directors and a sure bet for the most elaborate title sequences in modern cinema. Steven Soderbergh is another director who I consider to be part of that small elitist group. There are some films in his body of work that downright ooze stylistic eye candy (sadly, sometimes over substance). Side Effects isn’t one of those films though. It’s a…

“Spectre” by Thomas Newman

I am not really a James Bond fan. The movies do have my recognition for leaving a cultural mark on the film business and pop culture in general. But I’m not awaiting every new entry in eager anticipation. I also appreciate the modern twist that Daniel Craig brought into the franchise – which says it all basically. It was more because of Sam Mendes and especially Thomas Newman, that really got me enthusiastic in these films (and scores). But with the lukewarm reception of Spectre this short-lived collaboration may be approaching its end. And my James Bond custom covers series may as well. The poster campaign once…

“Skyfall” by Thomas Newman

Framed by the two original artworks (#1, #6), here are my custom creations for the Thomas Newman soundtrack Skyfall. I really dig the design route they went with this James Bond movie. It’s almost British understatement. The high-contrast black cover is stylish and cool, just like 007 himself. And the sans serif font they were using for the Skyfall logo is dead on! Together with the film title it forms a crystal clear and very powerful logo treatment. This series was a quick job, all done within a couple hours. I wanted to keep it simple and subtle, just like…