VHS : Video Cover Art

Books

Biographical Note:
Thomas "The Dude Designs" Hodge is an independent art director, designer, and artist for film key art. A lifelong lover/collector/addict of '80s VHS and cover art, his work aims to bring back that lost magic of film posters.


Marc Notes:
A collection of over 240 full-scale, complete video sleeves in the genres of action, comedy, horror, kids, sci-fi, and thriller films. From the sublime to the ridiculous, it celebrates the video cover art which flourished during the video rental boom of the 1980s to the early 1990s.


Description for Sales People:
  • Exploration of VHS cover art created during the video rental boom of the 1980s to early 1990s
  • Over 240 full-scale covers in the genres of action, comedy, horror, kids, sci-fi, and thriller
  • Complete designs shown: front, spine, and back


Publisher Marketing:
Video cover art is a unique and largely lost artform representing a period of unabashed creativity during the video rental boom of the 1980s to early 1990s. The art explodes with a succulent, indulgent blend of design, illustration, typography, and hilarious copywriting. Written and curated by Tom "The Dude Designs" Hodge, poster artist extraordinaire and VHS obsessive, with a foreword by Mondo's Justin Ishmael, this collection contains over 240 full-scale, complete video sleeves in the genres of action, comedy, horror, kids, sci-fi, and thriller films. It's a world of mustached, muscled men, buxom beauties, big explosions, phallic guns, and nightmare-inducing monsters. From the sublime to the ridiculous, some are incredible works of art, some are insane, and some capture the tone of the films better than the films themselves. All are amazing and inspiring works of art that captivate the imagination. It's like stepping back in time into your local video store!




Related Items

SHOP UPDATES

RESTOCKS - Due to unexpected heavy traffic some items are now out of stock. Please put your email in the "out of stock" boxes to be notified when we re-stock. We are working on it!

MAILING LIST - I'll be sending out an update in the new year. Please join the Email List at the bottom of this page.