I started using Pinterest. Here’s a board containing a bunch of movie posters that I like.
Just saw this poster for the first time. I love it!
- Reblogged from beautyandterrordance
Love this poster for THE SEVENTH SEAL created by Adam Rabalais. Check out some of his other work here.
This is How You Paint a 150 Foot Tall Batman
by Irene Gallo
315 Park Avenue South is exactly halfway between my apartment and the Tor offices. For nearly two decades I’ve watched an anonymous group of painters create 150 foot movie poster murals on the side of the building.
I’ve always wondered how they construct the image and what it might look like from up close while it’s being put together. It’s one of the only places where advertising is still painted — it’s an original work and it changes up about once every six weeks. I even joked that one day I would sit outside the building all day and wait for the crew to come out.
Fortunately, I didn’t have to resort to stalking. As luck would have it, I ran into Dan Cohen, one of the principle painters at Art FX Murals, at the Illustration Master Class, who was able to fill me in on the process of how one paints a huge Batman (or a huge anything) on the side of a building.
I love the “Top 20 Iconic Movie Posters” article at Creative Bloq! Twenty designers discuss the most inspiring and memorable movie posters of all time.
An iconic movie poster is one that has been burned onto the public consciousness, something that has become so recognisable that you feel that you’ve always known it. It should spring to mind as soon as you hear the film’s name, be easily described and trigger excitement and intrigue, no matter how many times you see it.
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Various posters from the TWILIGHT franchise as re-imagined by the Face Mustacher (a system that uses facial recognition to add mustaches to peoples’ faces).
These are three of the original Polish posters for ALIEN and ALIENS. I believe all three were designed by legendary Polish poster designer Witold Dybowski.
If this is your introduction to the amazing world of Polish film posters, you are in for a world of delight. The Polish film industry has a history of utilizing creative artistic posters long after most of the world moved to photographs of movie stars. But even if you’re already familiar with the wonders of Polish film posters, I hope I’ve uncovered some hidden gems in this post that can further your appreciation of the subject.
I’m not an expert on the subject, so I don’t want to fill your head with misinformation or my own amateur interpretation, but here is my basic understanding of how Polish film posters became so awesome. In essence, there was a single film distribution entity in Poland from the mid 1940s until 1990. Film Polski was the state run film monopoly, and all non-Polish films were released through this entity. The lack of competition and unorthodox approach to commercialism certainly provided an environment where poster artists were able to flourish, but I like to think the high quality of Polish advertising was mostly driven by people and a culture that wanted to embrace great art. The focus was on making stunning images that could stand on their own, not just a sales tool to promote the stars of a film. You can see incredible artistry in Polish design across almost all forms of print advertising including opera, theater, film, concerts, and even normal product billboards.
The Kemistry Gallery in London will be having an exhibit entitled “Mr T: The Posters of Jerzy Treutler” from February 2nd to March 17th. Jerzy Treutler designed Polish film posters through a big part of the 20th century, and has this to say about his work on Polish film posters:
The Polish School of Posters can be best described as being bold and colourful with painterly orientation and one I embraced as a graphic artist with all my heart, it was an exciting and creative time for me.
Some of my favorite Polish film posters…
AIRPLANE (1984) designed by Witold Dybowski
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1986) designed by Mieczyslaw Wasilewski
DANTON (1993) by designed by Wieslaw Walkuski
JAWS (1977) designed by Andrzej Dudzinski
JAWS 2 (1980) designed by Edward Lutczyn
ROCKY (1978) designed by Edward Lutczyn
ROSEMARY’S BABY (1984) designed by Wieslaw Walkuski
STORMING MONDAY (1988) designed by Wieslaw Walkuski
THE GRADUATE (1973) designed by Maciej Zbikowski
THE OMEN (1977) designed by Andrzej Klimowski
UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1996) designed by Wieslaw Walkuski
To explore more of the world of Polish film posters, I suggest the following links:
- The Polish Film Poster Database
- 50 Incredible Film Posters From Poland at Well Medicated
- Modern Polish Film Posters by Polish design firm Homework
- The Polish Poster Gallery
- a Grayspace Poster Gallery (also features some non-Polish posters)
- Polish Posters at Krul Antiquarian Books
- My favorite Polish poster artist, Wieslaw Walkuski, has an official website with a gallery featuring some of Walkuski’s incredible poster work.
- You can also buy Polish posters from polishposter.com (I have no information on how reliable this company is, so please let me know if you have had experience with them.)
This poster is much more about the director than the stars. The picture of Hitchcock is much larger than the picture of Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly who were two of the biggest stars of the time. It has a direct boastful appeal from the director to the audience. This is something I always admired in the marketing materials around Hitchcock’s films. There was a real sense of showmanship from the filmmaker. The underlying message of: I’m Alfred Hitchcock, and I’m going to thrill you if you come see my movie.
Could a marketing campaign do something like this today? I’d love to see someone try.
- Reblogged from fuckyeahmovieposters