Sometimes two different artists from two different countries — Clement Hurel (France) and Sandro Symeoni (Italy) — can come up with remarkably similar-looking posters for entirely different films…(KinoArt)
If French poster artist, Jean-Etienne Siry, hadn’t been employed in the movie studio art department, he could have easily gotten work doing fashion illustrations with his unique, stylish, colorful sketches.
However, luckily for us movie poster fans, his fun, light, witty designs — much like those of the great Clement Hurel — will always be in style! (via Dominique Besson)
Ah, today’s a sad day. I’ve come to the realization (or at least my significant other has) that I have too many posters, and not enough wall space…
So I’ve decided to put up a few of my “extra” vintage one sheets and French posters up for sale at the brand-spankin’ new Meansheets Poster Shop on Etsy for all those artsy craftsy design folks out there!
So if you have the wall space, my loss could be your gain…as well as my wife’s!
I came across this 1957 French actioner, Nathalie (which was later re-titled in the USA as The Foxiest Girl In Paris) while looking up stuff on Clement Hurel whose tell-tale style is recognizable in a few of these French poster versions. (via Moviecovers)
Have no idea what the film is about, but if the movie posters are any indication, it could be ripe for a kickass remake with Angelina Jolie.
Clement Hurel (1927-2008) was unquestionably one of the more witty French movie poster designers to decorate the industry. Mimicking Picasso’s range, he transitioned easily from Realism to a looser, humorous Cubist style. He could do silly. He could do sexy. He could do strong. As well any other feeling to express the themes of the inventive film posters he dreamed up.
And he was also an outspoken critic of the movie business when it did not recognize the intellectual copyrights of the artíste and fought to protect artists’ ownership interests right up until his dying day. (via Dominique Besson and Intemporel)