For the first time ever, world vintage movie poster authority, Tony Nourmand, shares his long-awaited ‘Best Of’ list in this beautifully curated, definitive volume. For 30 years, Nourmand has been instrumental in redefining twentieth century movie posters as an art form and a valuable collectible. He brings his wealth of knowledge to these pages – defining a great or ‘essential’ movie poster as the most effective in terms of design and impact.
It features a century of inspiring images from famous designers like Saul Bass and Bill Gold; renowned photographers like Philippe Halsman and George Hurrell; and celebrated artists like Al Hirschfeld and Alberto Vargas. It features classic posters like King Kong, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Metropolis, as well as more unusual works from Eastern Europe or the silent-era. The magnificent and diverse imagery from around the world is reproduced in exceptional quality, and is accompanied by Nourmand’s fascinating commentary and an insightful introduction by writer, academic, and film authority, Christopher Frayling.
224pp; Hardback; 290 x 245mm / 11.4 x 10 in.
100+ colour & b/w illustrations