Category Archives: Commercial art

Giallo Movie Posters: Edwige Fenech

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’m fond of referring to Edwige Fenech as the Nefertiti of the Trash Cinema. Are you all familiar with Edwige? During the ’70s she was one of the premier actresses in European genre movies. Chic¬†and unshamable, … Continue reading

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Three Movie Posters for “L’avventura”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The French poster utilizes the art from the Italian poster, by the great Carlantonio Longi. This Argentine poster features the same basic design, though it’s been reinterpreted somewhat. The acid-y coloration is typical of Argentine movie … Continue reading

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Six Movie Posters for “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The French poster, by Chica, is a classic. Echoed, somewhat ineptly, in this Argentine design. The U.S. poster utilizes a couple sketch that appeared in a lot of international advertising for the movie. The American posters … Continue reading

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Fuck Clement Greenberg

Blowhard, Esq.¬†writes: In discussions of literature and architecture, I still come across would-be intellectuals who invoke art critic Clement Greenberg’s distinction between the avant-garde and kitsch. Of course, for such people avant-garde is doubleplusgood, while kitsch is one small step … Continue reading

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Two Movie Posters for “Voyage in Italy”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Belgium France Boris Grinsson’s portrait for the French poster anticipates his iconic design for “The 400 Blows.”

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Four Movie Posters for “Blow Out”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: U.S. U.K. German Italian Clearly, the inky blacks of Vilmos Zsigmond’s cinematography made an impression on poster designers the world over.

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Three Movie Posters for “Persona”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Italian Argentinian British

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