Criterion mon amour: Keiko Kimura’s colorful take on classic cinema

How badly I want The Criterion Collection’s tasteful packaging of artwork and critical essays to indefinitely trump the obsolescence of DVDs. The ephemerality of media vies against its substance.

In any case, more than a few of my favorite original film posters and box illustrations are attributable to Japanese artist Keiko Kimura. She’s a member of the Tokyo Illustrators Society, has apparently published a children’s book, and maintains a Flickrful of brilliant paintings.