Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each Italian artist’s most famous works…
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.
In the past, you’ve heard about the infamous Italian trio of artists who dubbed themselves The BCM Studio (Ballester–Capitani-Martinati) — but I’ve yet to dedicate a single post to the movie posters credited solely to Luigi Martinati. So hang onto your hats, folks, because it doesn’t get much better than this…
Of course, if you want to be a true foglio aficionado, then do your eyes a favor and check out Dave Kehr’s enchanting-yet-simply-titled book, Italian Film Posters. (via Chisholm-Larsson and MoviePosterDB)
No, I’m not talking about former Fantasy Island star, Hervé Villechaize — although you could say that Monsieur Morvan (1917-1980) has created a visual oasis with his designs that will be forever tattooed in our minds.
Similiar in style to Savignac, Morvan was known primarily for his playful, color print ads as his illustrations were stamped on everything from Perrier to Panzani Pasta, as well as beer, wine, and cigarettes. In 1942, he got his first crack at designing movie posters — and never looked back, covering such classics as The Grande Illusion and Casablanca. And now thanks to the recent PieBooks release, Herve Morvan: The Genius of French Poster Art, you can let your eyeballs soak up his scrumptious feast! (via FishInk)