Friday, October 16, 2015

Crimson Peak The Art Of Darkness

Director Guillermo Del Toro is well-known for his atmospheric and visually exciting films.  Pacific Rim, Hellboy 1 and 2 and Pan's Labyrinth are just a few of the hit films he has co-written/directed.

His latest film: Crimson Peak, explores the world of the supernatural-specifically hauntings.
Set in a creepy old mansion, the story follows a newly wed young woman who has the ability to see ghosts since childhood.  Crimson Peak (the estate) is ripe with spooks and poltergeists-but are they there to scare or to warn?

Insight Editions and author Mark Salisbury explore the ghastly and ghostly realm of Crimson Peak in a brand new oversize hardbound book filled with full color photos and insightful text.

Every aspect of the film is explored: special effects, costumes, set design, character selection and backgrounds, interviews, period pieces, pre and post production and much more.

As a designer I'm especially impressed by the tipped in matt documents and letters, fold-outs, spot varnishes and translucent lead pages right down to the spot varnished door knocker on the front cover.

Everything about this book shouts, "first class!"

Check it out yourself and I'm sure you'll agree it is a veritable mansion filled with visuals treats.