Meansheets Presents The Movie Poster Museum…

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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 from 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. In the posts below, you can click on the artist’s name or the poster to view each artist’s bio and most well-known designs (due to the quirks of WordPress, it might appear scattered on some web browsers).

Also, feel free to browse the CATEGORIES or use the SEARCH BOX (top right) to look up your favorite movie star or director in the archives — and check out the most popular posts in the sidebar on the right. You can also see ‘The Best of Meansheets’ on Tumblr and Pinterest.

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:

AllPosterForum
Eatbrie
MoviePosterCollectors (great for authentication and resources)
Movie Poster of the Day
Film On Paper
F*ckYeah Movie Posters

Movie Poster Dealers:

EMoviePoster
MOPO (sign up to join list-serv for dealers and collectors)
Heritage Auctions
MoviePosterBid
Posteritati
Film Art Gallery
Dominique Besson (French movie posters)
Posteropolis (Facebook Page)
Chisholm Larsson Gallery

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

Stanislas Choko’s Intemporel series of French movie poster books
British Film Posters – by Sim Branaghan

USA Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each artist’s most famous posters…

coming to america movie poster drew struzanback-to-the-futuree.t. the extra terrestrial movie poster john alvin

Drew Struzan                    Drew Struzan 2                John Alvin

vertigo2the man with the golden arm poster saul bass

Saul Bass                                    Saul Bass 2       Saul Bass & Elaine Bass

magnum force movie poster bill gold1 magnum force movie poster bill gold2 breakfast at tiffany's poster

Bill Gold                             Bill Gold 2                          Robert McGinnis

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Bob Peak                                            Bob Peak 2

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Richard Amsel                                      Birney Lettick

battlestar_galacticacleopatra movie poster terpningthe taking of pelham one two three poster mort kunstler2

Robert Tanenbaum           Howard Terpning               Mort Künstler

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Jack Davis                         Mort Drucker                   Jack Rickard

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Tom Jung                                            Hildebrandt Brothers

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Frank Frazetta                  Renato Casaro                  Boris Vallejo

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John Solie                         John Berkey                 Frank McCarthy

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Reynold Brown                        Mitchell Hooks

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Milton Glaser                       Paul Rand                     Tomi Ungerer

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Alberto Vargas                Thomas Hart Benton         Norman Rockwell

the_prince_and_the_showgirl movie poster richard avedonday at the races

Richard Avedon                                 Al Hirschfeld

downhill racerrosemarys babyGuyPeellaert_RobertDeNiro_TaxiDriver

Steve Frankfurt                   Philip Gips                       Guy Peellaert

astounding she monster poster albert kallischinatown pearsall movie posterfiddler_on_the_roof

Albert Kallis          Jim Pearsall                  Ted Coconis

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Paul Crifo                          Rudy Obrero                    Ron Lesser

stakeoutmoonraker_ver4 poster dan gouzeeused cars movie poster usa

Steven Chorney                 Dan Gouzee                     Huyssen & Huerta

hot_dog_the_moviemeatballs movie posteranimal house poster

Phil Roberts                      Morgan Kane                    Rick Meyerowitz

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Mick McGinty                                      Robert Grossman

1941 movie poster david mcmackenfingers movie poster wilson mcleanempire strikes back 10th noble

David McMacken              Wilson McLean                  Larry Noble

travels with my auntsuperman 3 movie poster larry salkup in smoke
Peter Palombi                     Larry Salk                       Scakisbrick

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Alex Katz                           Nagel                             Elaine Hanelock

Today’s Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each artist’s most famous posters…

empire strikes back poster alamo drafthouse mondo olly mossmondo alamo drafthouse avengers black widow olly moss poster

Olly Moss                                      Olly Moss Black Widow

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Chris Ware                                    Chris Ware 2

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Dan Clowes                                 Adrian Tomine

giant rolling roadshow 2011 poster jason munnfunny games poster

Jason Munn                                   Akiko Stehrenberger    1494-warriors_09

Tyler Stout

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Tim Doyle                                  David O’Daniel

French Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each French artist’s most famous works…

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Boris Grinsson                                    Roger Soubie

cool hand luke french poster masciitreasure of the sierra madre french poster rene peronmepris-le  french movie poster gilbert allard bardot

Jean Mascii                       Rene Peron                      Gilbert Allard

casablanca french movie poster herve morvanmon oncle3

Hervé Morvan                                                       Pierre Étaix

robert bresson integrale2folon stalkercome dance with me hurel french poster
Raymond Savignac            Jean-Michel Folon           Clement Hurel

notorious french movie poster belinskyblow-up kerfysernoel book1

Constantin Belinsky          Georges Kerfyser              Guy Gérard Nöel

la grande illusion french poster bernard lancythe branded man french poster cerutti

Bernard Lancy                                      Henri Cerutti

Voyageur-sans-Bagages french poster rojacbuster keaton bonneaudfille aux yeux french movie poster raymond gid
Rojac                                                  Jacques Bonneaud       Raymond Gid

WILD BUNCH french movie poster ferraccibarry_lyndon french movie posterbullitt french poster landi

Rene Ferracci                  Jouineau Bourduge           Michel Landi

casablanca french poster affiche pierre pigeotla dolce vita affiche douceur de vivre yves thos

Pierre Pigeot                                         Yves Thos

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Siry                                     Bertrand                          O’Kley

Italian Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each Italian artist’s most famous works…

on the waterfront italian poster ballesterleft handed gun italian movie poster martinaticasablanca italian movie poster martinati

Anselmo Ballester             Luigi Martinati                Luigi Martinati 2

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Ercole Brini                                          Alfredo Capitani

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Averardo Ciriello               Angelo Cesselon              Giorgio Olivetti

north by northwest italian movie poster enzo nistritang shan da xiong big boss bruce lee poster italian poster giuliano nistri

Enzo Nistri                                             Giuliano Nistri

italian_1p_peeping_tom casarothe night heaven fell italian poster bardot symeoni
Renato Casaro                                    Sandro Symeoni

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Rene Gruau                       Enrico De Seta                Rinaldo Geleng

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Picchioni Franco               Rodolfo Gasparri             Ezio Tarantelli

cat on a hot tin roof italian movie poster nanomuhammad ali the greatest italian poster tino avellila rivolta italian poster piovano
Silvano (“Nano”) Campeggi        Tino Avelli                 Mario Piovano

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Ermanno Iaia  Manfredo Acerbo  Mario De Berardinis      Aller

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Alberto Spagnoli

Polish German Russian Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each artist’s most famous posters…

great gatsby poster polish jerzy flisakklute polish poster mlodozeniec

Jerzy Flisak                                        Jan Mlodozeniec

the muppet movie swierzy polish movie posterpolish poster_the professionals wiktor gorka
Waldemar Swierzy                              Wiktor Gorka

butterfield8 german movie poster hans braunmaltese falcon german poster hans hillman
Hans Braun                                       Hans Hillman

metropolis french movie poster boris bilinsky
Boris Bilinsky

polish_23x33_sabrina_JC03579_Lpolish_26x38_cabaret_R88 poster pagowski

Maciej Zbikowski                                Andrzej Pagowski

the american friend movie poster sickerts55 days at peking german poster klaus ruttersstenberg bros russian film poster2

Sickert                             Klaus Rutters             Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg

And let’s not forget these enchanting Danish poster artists below…

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Karl Wenzel                       Stilling                            Stevenov

UK British Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each artist’s most famous posters…

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Tom Chantrell                                    Vic Fair

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Peter Strausfeld

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Eric Pulford & Renato Fratini

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Arnaldo Putzu

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Tom Beauvais                                              Brian Bysouth

Argentinean / Spanish / Mexican Movie Poster Artists…

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Mac Gomez                                        Estudio MCP

 Movie Poster by Osvaldo Venturilost weekend argentinean movie poster
Osvaldo Venturi                                  Essex

mogambo spanish movie poster janoblack magic cagliostro-argentinean poster aniram

Jano                                                  Aniram

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Ernesto Garcia Cabral        RAF                              Marius de Zayas

Manhattan Movie Poster Mystery?

From Italian artist, Averardo Ciriello, comes this sweeping beauty, Tales of Manhattan

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