Drummer, designer and movie-lover Sam Smith got his first Criterion cover. He’s been generous enough to give us a window into his process, and just how hard he worked with the art director to find the exact right image to convey something about the film:

When I showed a couple people the final cover, they (aside from liking it) wondered what I really did other than taking an image and putting the title over it. Hopefully this post will show that a lot more went into it than just that, and that sometimes it takes a long journey before arriving at the simplest conclusion. This was definitely one of those cases.