Category Archives: Commercial art

The Advertising Art of Paramount Records

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Eight Movie Posters for “Band of Outsiders”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Band of Outsiders” is, I think, the tenderest of the great Godard films. It’s also, with the exception of “Breathless,” the one that looms largest in the public consciousness: The scenes showing Karina, Frey, and Brasseur … Continue reading

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Now with Extra Han Solo: Critiquing the Star Wars Posters

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If you haven’t been living in a cave (i.e. away from social media), and you’re at all interested in this type of thing, you’ve seen the trailer and poster for the new Star Wars movie, entitled … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Man of Aran”

Fabrzio del Wrongo writes: This British three-sheet for Robert Flaherty’s 1934 “Man of Aran” was designed by Marc Stone, a notable commercial artist who was responsible for some great posters, including a couple for the Karloff horror vehicle “The Ghoul.” … Continue reading

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Google: We’re Not Evil, We Promise!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The latest candy-colored Android update is called Lollipop, the new holding company is called Alphabet, and the sans-serif logo redesign looks fit for a franchise of daycare centers. Someone is trying really hard to look cutesy and nonthreatening.

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Neon Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Nathan’s at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. OK, it would’ve looked a lot better lit up at night, but we bailed before it got dark. Click on the image to enlarge.

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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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