Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:
I’ve already posted galleries devoted to French and Italian posters of the French New Wave. This entry is the last in the series: it focuses on New Wave posters released in countries other than France and Italy.
Looking through the collection one gains a sense of the movie poster traditions of the represented countries. In Belgium, for example, posters were rather small, though their bright, photorealistic artwork tended to make up for any deficiencies related to size. And Argentine posters are notable for utilizing the stone lithography method of reproduction well into the ’70s, when most countries had long since converted to offset printing. Format-wise, my favorite is the Japanese double-panel, which provides for an appealingly vertical design thrust. The double-panel poster for Godard’s “My Life to Live” is one of my personal favorites.
As in the earlier galleries, I’ve included posters for some films that aren’t strictly New Wave but are related to the movement in one way or another.
Happy New Year.