February 2010

150 creative Movie Posters.

Unstage have compiled a list of 150 aesthetically pleasing movie posters that should inspire everyone, from Graphic Designers to film buffs.

Vintage Japanese Industrial Expo posters.

PinkTentacle presents a collection of posters from various expositions held in Japan during the 1920s to 1940s. Treat yourself to some gorgeous eye candy.

The art of Polish Posters.

TheArtOfPoster is the largest collection of Polish Posters, spanning 1900 until 2005. Although I don’t like the navigation and user interface, the collection is so astonishing that it simply cannot be missed. If you love posters and Graphic Design in general, you will love this site.

Some great Posters and Billboards featuring Vintage Typography.

Okay, I admit it…I cannot read German. But I have managed to figure out that DrWeb has a wonderful showcase of 55 Posters and Billboards that feature Classic Typography (maybe Vintage). You don’t need to read the words to appreciate this great article.

Lost in translation: 20 baffling Foreign Movie Posters.

Most movie posters are boring as hell. It’s always some Photoshop of the stars, and maybe an explosion thrown in if it’s an action movie. Or at least, that’s the way they are in America. Go to Eastern Europe, or Japan, and you’ll find posters that have absolutely nothing to do with the film, and everything to do with melting a hole in your brain. This one’s at Cracked.

Why Olympic Posters are terrible.

Olympic posters have evolved a great deal over the last hundred years or so. David Ross, former Art Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, recently appeared on the Colbert Report to talk about the current state of the Olympic poster. To quote him: “Quite frankly, it’s gotten pretty bad.” PixelBorne explains.

Vintage Movie Posters – “Carsploitation”.

This post at InvisibleInk focuses on “Carsploitation” movies, mainly from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The genre “Carsploitation” indicates low budget B-Movies, with a focus on racing, crashing, muscle cars and good old-fashioned violence. Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof” is a homage to this style of film, in particular to the work of Russ Meyer.

Old Orient Museum.

OldOrientMuseum is a digital homage to early Asian advertising art. It features the world’s largest collection of digitally restored vintage posters. Simply magnificent, do NOT miss this post.

Winter Olympic Games Posters from 1924 to 2010.

The 2010 Winter Olympic Games have begun in Vancouver, Canada. WebExpedition18 thought it would be interesting to see how the design trends in Olympic posters have changed during the years. In this article you will find every official poster from the winter Olympic games from 1924 to 2010.

Sensational Posters…really.

MissAmyJo is one helluva poster designer. All her posters are screenprinted by hand in limited print runs, making them all charmingly unique. Check out her enormous portfolio, and yes, you can even buy them.