Don’t know what to buy your movie buff friend for Christmas? I have an idea for you! How about a book called Art of the Modern Movie Poster: International Postwar Style and Design.
Art of the Modern Movie Poster is a massive coffee table book comprising 60 years, 15 countries, and 1,500 examples of post-WWII film poster design.
It’s a brilliant look at the international histories of graphic design, illustration, and pop culture during the second half of the 20th century, and I know that I’m going to be taking this book off my shelf again and again for inspiration — just imagine, over 500 pages of movie posters, and not a single floating Photoshopped head!
Fancying myself a designer, I am often drawn to the art of the movie poster. Movie might not even interest me or might suck ass, but if the poster was at least inspiring it will have my attention for that long.
This has instantly made it on to my Christmas wishlist. You can check out more about this book at Amazon
What posters inspire you?