Many art lovers can tell the difference between a Matisse and a Picasso — but if you love movie posters, can you tell a Drew Struzan from a Saul Bass? Or what about a Jack Davis and a Bob Peak? A Robert McGinnis from a Boris Grinsson? A Brini from a Ballester? A Symeoni from a Swierzy? They might not be household names, but these wonderfully talented poster artists from have created some of the most powerful images showcasing the history of cinema.
This is why Meansheets was created, and now it is coming to an end, as the site will no longer be updated on a daily basis (but we’ll always be here to reminisce!). This blog was started back in 2010 — before the explosion of Tumblr and Pinterest – but today, there are plenty of websites (with much better layouts, quite honestly) to discover these beautiful posters.
However, in the posts below, you can click on the artist’s name or the poster to view each artist’s brief bio and most well-known designs (due to the quirks of WordPress, it might appear a bit scattered on some web browsers). And if you’re interested in learning more about the world of movie posters, I would suggest visiting one of the fine websites below…
Movie Poster Collectors/Appreciators:
Movie Poster Dealers:
MOPO (sign up to join list-serv for dealers and collectors)
Film Art Gallery
Dominique Besson (French movie posters)
Posteropolis (Facebook Page)
Movie Poster Books
The Art of the Modern Movie Poster (Chronicle Books) and Translating Hollywood by Sam Sarowitz of NYC’s Posteritati Gallery
Italian Film Posters – by Dave Kehr
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design – Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham
Thanks again for supporting Meansheets the past few years, and feel free to search the archives or categories for more posters!