The Criterion Collection, or Criterion, was founded in 1984. It is The North American company devoted to releasing “important classic and contemporary films” on home video and in theaters. Since its inception, Criterion has been a film lover’s miracle, not only for the company’s decisions when it comes to discovering and rediscovering classics (ranging from the works of Lucrecia Martel to those of Jean Renoir, from the Beatles to Wes Anderson), but also for its approach to design. With original art created by the likes of Daniel Clowes, Eric Skillman, and Beátrice Coron, essays by critics such as Kent Jones and Stephanie Zacharek, and supplements that enhance the cinematic experience, each Criterion edition is a treasure trove that presents in physical form the way we feel and think and
care for cinema in our film-buff’s brains. The Art of Criterion exhibit is made up of more than 70 designs from the company’s DVD and Blu-ray releases that showcase the company’s vast oeuvre.