Damn Fine ‘Twin Peaks’ Design

February 8, 2011

“Diane, I regret to inform you that ‘Twin Peaks’ was canceled after two seasons. And I just discovered that ‘In the Trees,’ an art exhibit honoring the 20th anniversary of the cult show, is only two days away, and I can’t make it to L.A. this weekend. But I glanced through the artists participating in the exhibit, and they’re definitely worth checking out.” – Agent Dale Cooper. “Twin Peaks” was born from the crazy-genius mind of filmmaker David Lynch. It was probably too eccentric for network TV at the time – though the ’90s were big for the Pacific Northwest – but it lives on in DVD box sets as well as designers’ takes on the show. After all, what artist can’t find some sort of inspiration in mountains, owls, checkered dance floors and fire? So curl up with a slice of cherry pie and a damn fine cup of coffee and scroll through the graphic art I found.

Source: Tim Biskup

Source: El Jefe Design

Source: Fabien Vervenne

Source: Janet Lackey Design

Source: Mongsterr via The Little Chimp Society

Source: Needle Design & Illustration

Source: Matt Wright Graphic Design

Source: Tim Doyle via Live for Films

Source: Newsweek via io9

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About Jennifer Moline

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

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Britt January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Thanks Jennifer! I love Twin Peaks- it's the only "scary" show I'll watch. There's something about the show and that just sticks with you (for better or worse). I can't get some of Lynch's images out of my head. Even the traffic light changing from green to red in the opening credits is creepy.

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Jennifer January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Totally, Britt! David Lynch was able to strike a balance in the mood -- just enough ominousness with a dose of humor and some good ol' characters. I think the fact that so many images and symbols are stuck in our memories 20 years later show how powerful the show was.

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

[...] intricacies of the “Kill Bill” plot. Now how about designing one of these for “Twin Peaks” [...]

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