Ready For Their Chuck Close-Up?

The trendy new Men In Black posters were undoubtedly inspired from old school modernist painter, Chuck Close’s old school methods of Pointillism…(ImpAwards)

And let’s not forget everybody’s all-time favorite pointillist, Georges Seurat.

The Best of Braun!

The sexy style of German movie poster designer, Hans Braun, has a certain je ne sais quoi…

Part Jean Mascii, part Osvaldo Venturi, his bold, rich, timeless, passionate portraits lit up marquees throughout Europe in the 1950s and 60s with some of Hollywood’s most sizzling stars. (via KinoArt and LAMP)

Blow’d Up!

Wanna see some world-class takes on a classic movie poster? Let’s look at Blow Up, the 1960’s sexy swinging mod movie directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, with a soundtrack by early Herbie Hancock.

With help from Georges Kerfyser (French), Ercole Brini (Italian) and Waldemar Swierzy (Polish), this movie poster knows how to make love to the camera!

Brini Is Beautiful!

If the drawing styles of Toulouse Lautrec and Osvaldo Venturi were to meet up in a dark alley, then you might come out smelling like a rose with the bright watercolory beauties of Italian movie poster artist, Ercole Brini.

From The Bicycle Thief to Blow-Up, his romantic paintings posters added a touch of elegance to whomever was appearing in them — especially his striking, sophisticated portraits of women — as Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren would surely attest. And just his name sounds like one of today’s fashion world gurus…Georgio Armani, Henri Bendel…Ercole Brini! (via DominiqueBesson and MoviePosterDB)

Gorgeous Georges!

Georges Kerfyser created some of the most dramatic French and Belgian posters of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s — and arguably the sexiest one-sheet of the 20th Century (Blow-Up). What’s even more amazing though is that there is very little personal information about him online, except for the legacy of his name associated with his many fine designs.