Chinatown (1974) - artist Jim Pearsall - There were several versions of the poster art, but I like this one, with no credits, just clean art.
Looking up Jim Pearsall on Google, reveals there is a movie poster spot that says “Jim Pearsal was a one-hit wonder, but what a hit it was!” While Jim Pearsall was working at the now-defunct movie marketing behemoth, Diener Hauser Bates Advertising, Pearsall created the artwork for the 1974 film “Chinatown”, which is arguably the greatest movie poster of all-time.
I’m a big fan of the Polish graphic designer Mieczysław Wasilewski, and he did some cracking movie posters in the 80’s. I lucked on to a couple of originals when I was in Krakow many a year ago and they have pride of place in my home
Out Of Africa
Crocodile Dundee 2
But the one I really want is an OG of his poster for Critters. It’s sublime AND ridiculous
Those are sweet, they’d look amazing framed and hanging on a wall.
One thing that bugs me at my movie site, is you have this gorgeous art piece, and some bonehead replaces it with one of those floating head photographic posters - not that I’m against great photography, but replacing beautiful art with something awful should be a grounds for a banning. (he says only half kidding)
Soviet poster art especially, from the silent era on.
Here’s an experimental piece for the experimental film, Man With A Movie Camera art from the Sternberg Brothers.
Metropolis is not only one of my favorite sci-fi movies ever and a bonafide classic, but it produced some amazing posters. This is the most famous one, the original German release; I have a copy of this one hanging on my wall:
They do, but I’m not hanging the second one anymore for fear it will fade further, even though it was under UV glass in very indirect sunlight for about 15 years. Whatever that green spot ink is it’s very volatile.