UPDATE (April 28th/2013): Krusty Burger now added! My way of saying thanks to the influx of hobbyists coming here daily to make these.
The new template is below with the others. Original post as follows:
Another printable for you to tackle, for those who like really easy DIY. These are logos you can print onto your paper lunch bag to make it look like a take-out bag:
You can use white paper bags or regular brown bags (for that McDonald’s look). Your choices are Los Pollos Hermanos, The Krusty Krab, Mooby’s, and Smiley’s (that only took a minute to make so why not?).
You can find the instructions and downloads after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
I already did a Breaking Bad design, which is like a Steelbook with a plastic front. This case can hold five of those, but I opted to design some new Criterion-like cases for the set*.
The dimensions of the real-life stage case are quite ideal for a box set. This design is a bit wider to help contain all five sets. I believe it would fit amongst your Blu-Ray library seamlessly, if the individual cases were a bit shorter than normal Blu-Ray cases.
There are only 2 working latches on the sides to open and lock the case. The rest of the small latches are for show. This creates only two halves of the case, instead of the actual 3 or 4 sections the real stage case uses.
Every season case is loaded with imagery from its respective season. As much as I like uniform sets, it was fun to play with the imagery the show has imparted during its memorable run.
A completely optional feature are stowaway wheels beneath the case. The wheels make the case authentic to the show, but aren’t necessary in my opinion:
We won’t see a Breaking Bad Complete Series release until Winter 2013. The fifth and final season just started, and won’t finish airing until next summer (season 5 is comprised of two 8-episode halves). This design is very early, but looking back I can’t think of a better candidate than this stage case. Yes a case based on the RV might be cool, though somewhat over-the-top. I’m often told my vehicle-based cases are too astronomically expensive to manufacture.
UPDATE: Here is the cover art. I went a little overboard for season 5, as it goes with the case somewhat.
*As far as I know Criterion doesn’t release TV shows. But if they did, Breaking Bad would be eligible (along with contemporaries The Wire, The Sopranos, and Game Of Thrones for sure).
Breaking Bad has been my favorite drama these past 4 years. I happened to stumble upon the debut episode during the scene where Walter White takes down the bullies in the clothing store, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
I’ve yet to feature the show in this blog, despite all my brainstorming*. Probably because the show has evolved so much, and is difficult to pin down in terms of iconic imagery.
One thing that has stayed the same is the blue…um, product. Look I’m trying to keep this blog rated G. The last Blu-Ray design was Finding Nemo. Gimme a break! EDIT: The last one was actually Rushmore, which is a Disney production. Really.
This is a standard Tin or Steelbook case design, with the front face removed and replaced with shattered-looking blue plastic. The overall effect is to make this look like a baking tray filled with smashed blue….product.
The shatter theme reflects the name of the show, and is also representative of the depicted violence and destruction – the show’s calling card. It works perfectly for Blu-Ray because of the blue scheme.
I usually do designs for complete series or box sets, however this one is ideal for a single season given the thin design. A box set for these would look like a an upright trolley on wheels that stores 5 of these baking trays, much like you’d see in a bakery (and was used in the show).
I have other ideas for a complete series and may post them soon, but I am leaning towards waiting until the conclusion of Season 5 next year – or more likely in 2013.
*Battlestar Galactica is another show that continues to vex me. Darn you, BSG!