Little White Lies' woodcut Lawless cover
If you've seen the most recent issue of Little White Lies magazine and your first reaction has been to mutter 'mmm, woodcut' under your breath, then this short film of how the cover of its Lawless edition was made is a real treat...
The cover of issue 42 features Tom Hardy's character Forrest Bondurant from the new John Hillcoat film, Lawless – a "downhome bootlegging caper" say LWL. As the film shows, the image was carved into Japanese Ply wood, inked up and printed by the magazine's design team. The film also shows some of the woodcut section openers that appear in the magazine.
And that's not all. Art director Paul Willoughby also composed the soundtrack, from sounds recorded during the wood-cutting process. More on the issue at littlewhitelies.co.uk.
That woodcut team in full: Angus McPherson (LWLies designer), Fabrizio Festa (TCOLondon designer) and Eve Lloyd Knight (TCOLondon design intern).
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Fantastic video and cover image!
Their covers are amazing. The first issue I grabbed was the Black Swan issue last February. I subscribed immediately.
Typically brilliant. Would love to see one of these for each issue!
Brilliant! So nice to get your hands dirty once in while!
I agree nice to see something that's not done a mac, miss those days.
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