In boxing, they say styles make fights. Well, you could say the same thing about movie posters (although most movie poster fans are lovers not fighters.)
But if there were a brawl to break out among two International movie poster artists — Italian stallion, Silvano (“Nano”) Campeggi, and Spanish designer, Jano (Francisco Fernández Zarza), would be an excellent battle. (MoviePosterDB)
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).
This Wednesday, we lost a legend in Elizabeth Taylor, so I thought I’d sign off for the weekend with this lovely AMC tribute done a few years back by her Cat On A Hot Tin Roof co-star/fellow humanitarian actor, Paul Newman…
Elizabeth Taylor, one of Hollywood’s great golden beauties, has died at the age of 79. Known for her sexy screen presence and a tumultuous romantic life, most notably a torrid on-and-off affair with fellow actor, Richard Burton, Ms. Taylor spent the latter chapter of her life dedicated to many charity causes, including fighting AIDS. Long live the queen!
Although he is generally not mentioned in the same breath as the incredible Italian trio of Ballester–Capitani-Martinati, it is without debate that fellow Italian artist, Averardo Ciriello, is right up there with the poster kings of design when you take a peek at his astonishing résumé of Hollywood classics.
My only guess is that the illustrator’s choice of doing girlie pin-ups for the Italian erotic comic book, Maghella, perhaps soiled his splendid reputation later in life. Whatever the case may be, his gorgeous work cannot be denied. (via MoviePosterDB)