Love, Cecil DVD Packaging and Quad Poster for StudioCanal.
The DVD cover and Poster needed a little tweaking to get the format and type to work on the supplied image. Despite the subject matter, there wasn’t a huge amount of images to use, and HD still grabs were used for the back. The Quad Poster used a closer crop of the image, framing – as much as possible – the quote and title treatment in the spaces created by the shadow.
Oscar®-winning set and costume designer, photographer, writer and painter Cecil Beaton was not only a dazzling chronicler of his time, but a supreme arbiter of its tastes. From the Bright Young Things, to the front lines of World War II, and from the international ‘belle monde’ and the pages of Vogue to a role as the Queen’s official photographer, Beaton embodied the cultural and political schisms of the twentieth century.
In this warm – though critical – portrait, director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict) blends archival footage and photographs with voice over from Beaton’s famed diaries to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. Dynamic and lyrical, Love, Cecil is an examination of Beaton’s singular sense of the visual, which dictated a style that set standards of creativity that continue to resonate and inspire today.