Since the “Beans and Franks” episode played so heavily into our *very collectible* season two DVD design, I thought I’d post some of those images here for all to see. In fact, now everyone can print and mass-produce their VERY OWN copies of Franks and Beans season two DVD cases! Won’t that be fun!
Some notes on the above image:
– The baked bean background is a Franks and Beans original. Mitch Mitchell, he of the camera-owning status, made a trip over to the “studio” to snap some pictures of baked beans that we poured out of a can. At high resolution, baked beans look kind of gross.
– We added our very own QR code to the back of the case. Scanning the code brings you right to…this site.
– We should probably come up with a different logo for the show for subsequent releases, as look at this one makes me sad and wistful for the hair I used to have. It was beautiful, really.
The above and below images are from the DVD insert; on one side is the episode guide, and on the other, a Beans and Franks-specific reference. The episode guide is obviously a take on the nutritional label on most foods; judging by this list, I’d say we skimped on the commentaries this season.
The special features section includes my favorite joke on the insert: “DVD becomes cheap Frisbee with varied results”.
The other side of the insert is an ad for Franks and Beans Brand Beans and Franks. Try some today, won’t you?
When we decided to streamline the product and go with the slipcases instead, I designed this sticker to go on the back of the sleeves. It’s basically a condensed version of the above, with a new (and perhaps funnier) slogan. I managed to keep the QR code and the picture of the can.
Larry and I took these DVDs to Comic-Con in 2012 and – get this – actually sold a few of them. I’ve got a stack of these sitting in my house at the moment, taking up space and making me consider throwing them off of a bridge. If Larry and I make it back to San Diego this summer, I think we’ll take a day and hand the rest of them out to innocent and unsuspecting line-goers. And maybe, just maybe, someone will watch ’em.