By Chris Garcia | Austin American Statesman | Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Austin graphic designer Marc English has made these pages before for his innovative and award-winning DVD packages, including the Criterion editions of "Naked," "Slacker" and "Dazed and Confused."
Now indie filmmaker Allison Anders ("Gas, Food and Lodging") has come out in a Criterion newsletter effusing about English's innovative design for the "Dazed" package:
I LOVE this movie, and always have! And now I get to love it more on this far-out DVD package! The packaging is an artifact to have for keeps: the cover artwork by Marc English is supremely inspired - based on the Led Zeppelin 3 album cover, and the booklet is a high school notebook, it's great pop culture folk art! I own a collection of Memoryware folk art that people used to make with all their left over trinkets and little pieces of their lives: earrings, coins, buttons, etc. They’d take these mementos and put them in plaster on top of an old jug or jar and they called them "Memory Jugs" or "Memory Jars." . . . And this is what this DVD is for me - it's a keepsake. A memory jar of 70s pop culture.
And now "Slacker" and "Dazed" director Richard Linklater has asked English to design the Warner Bros. DVD of his film "Suburbia." Congrats, Marc