If you’re looking for holiday presents, you can stock up at EMoviePoster’s December 2012 Mini/Major Auction where there’s something for everyone — with parts II and III ending Tuesday and Thursday this week!
Constantin Belinsky, the Godfather of French B-movie action posters — and a frequent contributor to our beloved Kitchen Sink section — once started out with a very clean, elegant look for his posters as seen below in this early 1950s affiche.
However, possibly upon realizing that popular artists of the time such as Bernard Lancy, Henri Cerutti, and Herve Morvan had already perfected that look — he invented his own colorful style, thus moving onto bigger and bolder designs!
Although not as well known as fellow Argentinean, Osvaldo Venturi, the artist known simply as Aniram did some similarly rich, deep designs for the Argentine movie theatre marquees, most notably Orson Welles’ Black Magic — which bears a remarkably similarity to “The Bloody Hand”-concept mentioned here from one-sheets by Anselmo Ballester and Saul Bass.
Last week’s Hollywood Reporter profile of Mad Men star, Christina Hendricks, entitled “The Arc of Joan” — got me thinking about all of those other powerful Joan film adaptations that caused a firestorm.
If you love modern design, then be sure to check out the rockin’ mid-century doc, Eames: The Architect and The Painter.
Not merely satisfied to feed off the crumbs from such 1940’s contemporaries as Bernard Lancy, Henri Cerutti, and Jacques Bonneaud, Pierre Pigeot spread his artistic wings, flying high with several Hollywood classics during his time, including Casablanca and Key Largo.
But if you really want to get a master class in Pigeot’s work (and many other French artists), be sure to check out Dominique Besson’s website, and drop her an email to download her latest catalog.
The US Postal Service is celebrating Hollywood directors with a quartet of new stamps featuring Billy Wilder, John Ford, Frank Capra, and John Huston. (Deadline)