This is a poster inspired by the one Ron Swanson hangs in his office, which depicts his one true love: breakfast.
It is fairly accurate, right down to the skewered checker pattern (including that small row at the top).
*Apologies, at this time I cannot set the sizes. Even though the art was natively done in 27″ x 40″ and 27″ x 41″, Imagekind has resized automatically.
I’m pretty sure that 3D glasses similar to the design above are being readied for next year’s Jurassic Park 3D re-release. The night vision goggles seen in the film would make for the perfect design. In fact, if they don’t issue something like this, I will watch all of the Twilight films in one sitting.*
It’s a no-brainer to make this prediction. The bigger question is how could they not go with something like this? Even The Phantom Menace got some Pod Racer goggles for its 3D release earlier this year.
These don’t need the LED lights, though it would be nice. Just as long as they sport a theme similar to the night vision goggles.
This is probably the one occasion where I’d wear dorky 3D glasses to a film, because these goggles were intended for watching dinosaurs in a dark setting.
Have to say I am quite looking forward to seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen again, as the film is probably the most memorable experience I had going to a theatre. The 3D is entirely gravy, however watching the film you can see that so many shots would work great in the 3rd dimension; like that crane shot that goes up and over the electric fence (Prior to Grant and the kids attempting to climb it), or the herd of Gallimimus racing towards the camera. Spring 2013 can’t get here soon enough.
*I said watch. I’ll probably mute the sound and add my own dialogue.
The original Jurassic Park Blu-Ray case really helped launch this blog from relative obscurity, so it’s something I’ll always look back on fondly. Certainly helped make me feel less silly about posting stuff, that is for sure.
The only change I made from previous incarnations is the Velociraptor cage is more screen-accurate. I could’ve made it 100% exact, but I wanted to keep the cage openings fewer in number and larger in size, so the Raptor eye peering out is noticeable. The addition of the ladder makes this design look more ornate, but less-friendly for sitting amongst your Blu-Ray library – so it is an optional attachment I feel.
The actual cage is slightly wider than this case design, so it could easily be home to four Blu-Ray cases, which could be handy when the 4th film debuts, or possibly for that 3D re-release arriving in Spring 2013 (to mark the 20th Anniversary). That is, if Universal Studios would consider adopting this design. They’re more than welcome to use it!
I have to say it would be cool to have real wallpaper (the kind you put on your walls) adorned with the a pattern made up of “The Frontier” seen in The Last Starfighter. For now a desktop wallpaper will do.
Initially I set out to have a wallpaper with only The Frontier visible, but it was a challenge. To get the scope of the Frontier, you have to zoom out, making those satellites non-nondescript green dots. To see those green Frontier satellites properly, you need to zoom-in close (losing the scope by having only a few onscreen). So I added the enemy ship to re-create a scene and maintain the scope. Hopefully it makes for a cool pattern that still exclaims Last Starfighter.
Above is the widescreen version, below is the fullscreen version:
Thought I’d revisit one of my first Blu-Ray designs and add a few more fun touches, all while providing the same kind of presentation I gave the recent Breaking Bad case. Usually I just did this sort of display for clients, but I will try to make this a staple going forward.
A working LED Flux Capacitor would be a must-buy in my opinion. Even if packaged media goes extinct tomorrow, it would still be something you display and use indefinitely.
A couple of fun details I added are the OUTATIME license plate, which acts like a gate partition for the Blu-Ray cases; and the Hoverboard which clamps down the booklet(s):
You flip down the plate to get at the movies. The reason for the large cavity above the movies is to allow your hand to grab the cases easily. I’m not a fan of cases where you have to wedge out the contents with your fingertips.
I’ll revisit other designs that I’ve done previously and spruce them up and add more details from time to time. Click here to see the older ones.
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).