Brian De Palma’s ‘Obsession’ is classic cinema, originally penned as a Homage to Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Arrow requested something fitting to promote that angle.
I wanted it to have that Saul Bass Vibe so people would get the visual connection I felt due to the nature of the film being a bit of an ‘unknown classic’ it needed more of a visual narrative to draw you in, rather than an completely minimal icon based design. I looked towards Saul Bass’s technique of woodcut printing to get the vibe across.
I divided the cover up in two halves the bright past and the dark present. So you have Cliff Robertson expression of pure desperation looking down on a scene from his happy past. this is then all tied together with the classic Hitchcock style spiral to represent the downward twisting story.