I rarely buy DVDs anymore. Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services — and recently moving to a new house — have almost entirely squelched my desire to own physical media. Simply put, it’s just too burdensome. That being said, I’m all for owning physical releases that are more than just silver discs, that are more like collectible artifacts and little treasures in their own right. And Megumi Kakomoto’s concept for a “Special Collector’s Edition” of Wes Anderson’s movies definitely qualifies as such.
Originally a student project, Kakumoto’s edition features lovely, pitch-perfect artwork and cases for six of Anderson’s movies — Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, and Fantastic Mr. Fox — and a trunk inspired by the luggage from The Darjeeling Limited to hold them all (see above).
Lovely, classy, simple, quirky, whimsical… A perfect match for Anderson’s inimitable style. Via @elasticheart
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