Italian Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each Italian artist’s most famous works…

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Anselmo Ballester             Luigi Martinati                Luigi Martinati 2

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Ercole Brini                                          Alfredo Capitani

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Averardo Ciriello               Angelo Cesselon              Giorgio Olivetti

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Enzo Nistri                                             Giuliano Nistri

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Renato Casaro                                    Sandro Symeoni

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Rene Gruau                       Enrico De Seta                Rinaldo Geleng

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Picchioni Franco               Rodolfo Gasparri             Ezio Tarantelli

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Silvano (“Nano”) Campeggi        Tino Avelli                 Mario Piovano

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Ermanno Iaia  Manfredo Acerbo  Mario De Berardinis      Aller

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Remember Your Heritage…

Wanna get your poster kicks? Another one of Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auctions takes place in Dallas this weekend, March 23-24…(Heritage)

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Franco Sinatra?

We’ve seen “French” Frank Sinatra — so how ’bout these Italian beauties of Ol’ Blue Eyes? Art by Sandro Symeoni (top) and Ercole Brini (bottom). (EMP)

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You Broke My Heart, Man-fredo…

Manfredo Acerbo, who signed his posters with just his first name, had a talent for design with his loose, sophisticated, painterly style. Certainly, there are other Italian poster artists with much higher profile credits on their résumé (namely, Ercole Brini), but Manfredo’s work is just as pretty — even if the films themselves were not.

Enzo Nistri-Damus!

If I could look into my crystal ball and tell you which Italian movie poster artists will stand the test of time, then I think it’s safe to say that Enzo Nistri (not to be confused with Ercole Brini) has established his legacy with a boat load full of enchanting poster designs. (via MoviePosterDB and EmP)

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!

Love These Proper Movie Posters!

Although it’s not Steve McQueen’s finest film, these worldly movie posters for the 1964 romancer, Love With The Proper Stranger, certainly make my heart flutter — especially the Italian foglio by Ercole Brini (bottom left) and the Boris Grinsson Frenchie (bottom right).

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)

Bicycle Thief Writer Dies

Sad to say, it was the end of the road for Italian female screenwriter, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, who died at the ripe old age of 96 this weekend. But judging by her tremendously prolific career, what a ride it was!