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:
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