Polish German Russian Movie Poster Artists…

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

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Jerzy Flisak                                        Jan Mlodozeniec

the muppet movie swierzy polish movie posterpolish poster_the professionals wiktor gorka
Waldemar Swierzy                              Wiktor Gorka

butterfield8 german movie poster hans braunmaltese falcon german poster hans hillman
Hans Braun                                       Hans Hillman

metropolis french movie poster boris bilinsky
Boris Bilinsky

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Maciej Zbikowski                                Andrzej Pagowski

the american friend movie poster sickerts55 days at peking german poster klaus ruttersstenberg bros russian film poster2

Sickert                             Klaus Rutters             Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg

And let’s not forget these enchanting Danish poster artists below…

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Karl Wenzel                       Stilling                            Stevenov

Metropolis Ripoff?

Although not on the scale of the recent Metropolis poster scandal, even a mid-century master like French poster artist, Roger Soubie (left), can be inspired by the classics…

If Today’s Movie Posters Were Made Yesterday…

Here’s a clever bit of graphic revisionist history from Behance…(MOPO)

The Unknown Poster King

Meet Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954), the man who may have inspired such graphic design icons as Saul Bass and Paul Rand. This well-traveled illustrator was born in America, but thrived in Britain with his bright colors and clean lines…

Built by Bilinsky

Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi classic, Metropolis, could hardly be more timely now with today’s troubling economy pitting wealthy owners versus the working class.

And with the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this weekend, I thought it fitting to commemorate the work of Russian-born costume designer — yes, I said, costume designer — Boris Bilinsky (not to be confused with that other Belinsky), who also apparently dabbled in designing movie posters as seen below by these one-sheet architectural marvels that he constructed way back in the roaring 20s. (MoviePosterDB)

Architecturally Significant Posters

They say talking about music is like dancing about architecture. If so, then that means that talking about movie posters that talk about architecture is like…really, really confusing.

In any event, I’m not sure if any of these qualify as great movies, except for Playtime and Metropolis — but they are pretty to look at!