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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