Category Archives: Commercial art

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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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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