Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bill Gold: The Master of the Movie Poster

Can we just take a quick moment to discuss the importance of the movie poster?
What's the first thing you see when you go to the cinema? The poster.
What can make or break a film that you know nothing about? The poster.
What can live on longer than the film itself? The poster.

That's why I found it particularly important to highlight some of the works of Bill Gold.
The man has worked on over 6000 film posters. ALL of which are genuine works of art.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Also, check out this video of Bill discussing his work and gallery show.
And check out this article in the New York Times (thanks Lana!)
If you have an extra $700 lying around.... pick up this gorgeous book of his complete works!
There is obvious reasons why Clint Eastwood uses Bill for nearly EVERY film he has ever done.
Absolutely brilliant.

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