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.
In The Art of The Modern Movie Poster, Sam Sarowitz (of Posteritati fame) does a poster breakdown for a few select movie titles, comparing and contrasting the various International poster designs from each country. So I thought I’d do that here with From The Terrace (1960), a not-so-popular film adaptation of John O’Hara’s bestseller, starring then-newlyweds, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Check out the official trailer here.
My personal favorite is the French version, which was done by notable artist, Georges Kerfyser.