We have written a ton of articles about the work of Midnight Marauder and we are adding to that list with this new project. He describes himself as follows: Los Angeles Based Freelance Designer / Art Director: Specializing In Film / Movie Poster, Print Design and DVD Packaging … Lover of all things Criterion. Normally he does incredible fan art for Criterion Covers but this time out he is tackling the world of literature and creating alternative images for a book cover.
The book of choice is Stieg Larsson’s ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.’ Yes people, it was a book BEFORE it was a movie. Here is a quick WIKI update in case you haven’t read the book OR seen the movie:
In December 2002, Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of the Swedish political magazine Millennium, loses a libel case involving allegations about billionaire industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. He is sentenced to three months (deferred) in prison, and ordered to pay hefty damages and costs. Soon afterwards, he is invited to meet Henrik Vanger, the retired CEO of the Vanger Corporation, unaware that Vanger has checked into his personal and professional history; the investigation of Blomkvist’s circumstances has been carried out by Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant, but deeply troubled, researcher and computer hacker.
Vanger promises Blomkvist evidence against Wennerström in return for discovering what happened to his grandniece, Harriet, who disappeared in 1966; Vanger believes that she was murdered by a member of the family. Harriet disappeared during a family gathering at the Vanger estate on Hedeby Island, when the island was temporarily cut off from the mainland by a traffic accident on the bridge. Blomkvist moves to the island and begins his research into the history of the Vanger family and Harriet’s disappearance.
The story is filled with plot twists and turns and it keeps you guessing all the way to the very end. Midnight Marauder’s images invoke a sense of mystery that goes perfectly with Larsson’s story.