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