Monday, January 10, 2011

Retro Big Finish

A while back I had the idea of reinterpreting some of the recent Big Finish audio dramas in the style of the 1960s Paperback Library Dark Shadows novels. I love those old covers, with their unmistakeable olive green 'gold' jackets and brash, flowery typography. Back when I was first discovering Dark Shadows, those musty books offered a distinctive oval window into the world of Collinwood. I was fascinated by the glimpses of the studio sets and the supporting cast they featured alongside Barnabas and Quentin in the cover photographs. Like a snapshot of a faraway place, those mysterious graphics sum up Dark Shadows in a very potent way for me even now.

But that's enough nostalgia. So, from a more innocent time, here are some alternative versions of The Night Whispers and London's Burning.

4 comments:

Jeff said...

Those are really cool, Stuart.

dan silvio said...

Wonderful Stuart, just wonderful!

Chad Moore said...

Those are absolutely brilliant!

Justin said...

Love it, Stuart. If alternate covers that looked like the Paperback Library covers were produced for every audio CD, like fans do for the Doctor Who DVDs,I would go to the trouble to switch. Fuckin' love it.