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 (Authentication/Resources)
Movie Poster of the Day
IMP Awards (New Releases)
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

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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

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Jean Mascii                       Rene Peron                      Gilbert Allard

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Hervé Morvan                                                       Pierre Étaix

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Raymond Savignac            Jean-Michel Folon           Clement Hurel

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Constantin Belinsky          Georges Kerfyser              Guy Gérard Nöel

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Bernard Lancy                                      Henri Cerutti

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Rojac                                                  Jacques Bonneaud       Raymond Gid

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Rene Ferracci                  Jouineau Bourduge           Michel Landi

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Pierre Pigeot                                         Yves Thos

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Siry                                     Bertrand                          O’Kley

Manhattan Movie Poster Mystery?

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

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Remember Your Heritage…

Wanna get your poster kicks? Another one of Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auctions takes place in Dallas this weekend, March 23-24…(Heritage)

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The Most Pinteresting Movie Posters in the World…

If you’re into the social networking thing…Meansheets is now on Pinterest! Look for the P icon on sidebar at right (the t is for Tumblr). (Pinterest)

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French Movie Poster of the Day

DominiqueBesson.com brings us this beauty…

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More Horror!

too much horror business the kirk hammett collectionI’m not much of a horror movie fan, but I finally got a chance this weekend to look at Kirk Hammett of Metallica’s movie poster/memorabilia book, Too Much Horror Business — and was mesmerized by his scary pre-1940’s collection.

There’s also a revealing interview with Hammett, in which he details his poster collecting habits and how he has avoided the “celebrity tax” by hiring a fellow collector to do his bidding for him. (AllPosterForum)

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When Monsters Met Maidens…

From December 14-18, 2012, The Swann Auction Galleries presents Monsters and Maidens: A Film Poster Collection, featuring some of the darnedest damsels in distress designs that any movie poster lover has seen, including works by (clockwise from top left): Roger Soubie, Boris Grinsson, Alfredo Capitani, and Anselmo Ballester. (MOPO)

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