The almost uncomfortably suspenseful drug saga, Breaking Bad, has been inspiring art for years. Now, the show is commissioning art as well, and the result is as impressive as high-purity blue-colored methamphetamines.
February 2015 will see the release of limited edition Breaking Bad Blu-rays, and show creator Vince Gilligan wanted the packaging to be something special. He outsourced the task of creating covers to illustrator Ralph Steadman, a noted collaborator of Hunter S. Thompson’s, and let him go crazy. Each of the five and a half seasons–okay, let’s just call it six—features a different tweaked-looking character on the cover (Walter, Jesse, Saul, Gus, Mike, and Hank.) Steadman’s thin lines and splattery coloring will make it look like the Blu-Ray itself is experiencing a narcotic-induced hallucination. These sets are being sold exclusively by Zavvi.com for $30 bucks a pop, and no, the first one is not free.
Have a look at the covers in the slides above.JB