Category Archives: Commercial art

Two Movie Posters for “Johnny Guitar”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: American French (art by the great Constantin Belinsky)

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “The Reckless Moment”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Back when movie posters were important as advertisements, and many theaters were independently run, some printing companies offered posters that functioned as alternatives to the studio-approved designs. Theaters looking to promote a film in a unique … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Illusion Travels by Streetcar”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: A country-of-origin poster from Bunuel’s Mexican period. Love the green-red coloration.

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Grand Illusion”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This poster, for a ’40s release of “Grand Illusion,” is generally regarded as the best design for the film. It’s by Bernard Lancy. Related Lancy on Pinterest.

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Pretty Poison”

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Devi”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Satyajit Ray famously designed the posters used to advertise his movies. He had a knack for it. Related Satyajit Ray: graphic designer. “Devi,” which is a favorite movie of mine, can be streamed via Hulu Plus.

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Judex”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Italian poster for this 1963 take on the Feuillade classic. “Judex” was finally released on DVD a few months ago.

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