Welcome to the wonderfully passionate world of Spanish movie poster artist, Macario “Mac” Gomez. I could go on and on about this legend, but I think you’ll find Masats Xavier’s all things Mac Gomez blog much more complete and in depth (note: use the Google Translate button if you don’t speak Español).
The Rolling Roadshow Tour — brought to you by the movie-loving mavens at Alamo Drafthouse — starts tonight, and the schedule features a big platter of Texas-themed classics. And the posters by indie rock fave, Jason Munn, look pretty sweet, too. (If you recall, British artist, Olly Moss, did the sheets for last year’s show).
I’m always amused at how past movie poster artists emphasized certain unusual themes for specific genres, such as crime films. So what happens when you design a German movie poster (Bonnie and Clyde), a French affiche (To Trap A Spy by Roger Soubie), and an Argentinean poster (Highway Pickup by Bloise)? Shattered glass!
Arthur Penn, an American director with a European flair, died yesterday at the age of 88. Undoubtedly most known for his shoot ’em up classic, Bonnie and Clyde, he was nominated for three Oscars and went onto work with some of the biggest names in the business, leaving an indelible print on the silver screen.