Category Archives: Commercial art

Four Movie Posters for “Danger: Diabolik”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Mario Bava’s “Danger: Diabolik” is one of those movies that lovers of ’60s-era design can’t help but love. Bava is known for horror movies, but “Diabolik,” with its vivid, comic-book palette and loopy, Bond-inspired sets taps … Continue reading

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Four Movie Posters for “The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Though it’s rarely talked about, I’ve long considered this adaptation of the Defoe novel to be major Bunuel. This American poster features the key artwork of the campaign: an image of Dan O’Herlihy as Crusoe holding … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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A Walk Down Bedford Ave.

Fenster writes: I wrote here about a walk down Moody Street in Waltham, Massachusetts, a half-mile slice of interesting grit and glamour–mostly grit–in the otherwise upscale suburbs west of Boston.  It was night time at 5 PM near the shortest … Continue reading

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The Trendiness Trend

Paleo Retiree writes: Could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that this is the first time I’ve run across the adjective “trendy” being used (non-ironically, anyway) as an enticement. Is calling something “trendy” and meaning it as praise becoming a trend?

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Three Movie Posters for “Harakiri”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Japanese: Italian: Cuban:

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Giallo Movie Posters: Estremi Italiani

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Either you like extremes in your art and pop culture, or you don’t. I suspect most fans of the giallo are in the former camp. The giallo was a peculiarly Italian brand of thriller-cum-horror film that … Continue reading

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