Thursday, 25 February 2016

Hungary Posters

Below, the striking Hungarian poster for Alien, whose title I believe translates as “The 8th passenger is Death”… I have film posters on my mind at the moment, I spent a very pleasant evening leafing thru the hefty 500 page Art of the Modern Movie Poster: International Postwar Style and Design, which gathers together some 1,500 posters of every stripe organized around nationality, from the darkly surreal style of the Polish school to the skewed framing and wild juxtapositions of the Japanese style and so on. I’m particularly keen on the unsung posters of Hungary which frequently employed a beguiling mix of artwork, photomontage and speculative design. Some memorable examples can be found here: here:

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