My cover and interior illustration for The Criterion Collection’s Blu-ray and DVD releases. The was a dream job for me because The Criterion Collection is on every illustrator’s bucket list because of the great illustrations art directed by the best AD around, Eric Skillman and I was so stoked to work with him on an Anita Mui film. The last image was a happy accident of layers turning on and off and i’m not sure if it was used or not
-Cantopop superstars Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung display the androgynous magnetism that made them icons as doomed lovers in this emblematic film of Hong Kong’s Second New Wave, directed by pioneering queer melodrama master Stanley Kwan. Rouge bridges past and present in its tragic romance between a humble courtesan and the wayward scion of a wealthy family, who embrace death by suicide pact amid the opulent teahouses of 1930s Hong Kong. Fifty years later, she returns to the city-state to find him.