Recent Surge in Illustrated Movie Posters
Leave it to the film advertising executives to approve a rash of illustrated movie posters in recent months just as we’re spending so much space on Posterwire lamenting the death of the traditional illustrated poster.
“Drawing” on today’s most recent example: the stylized 1930s avant-garde look to the A Good Woman movie poster. It’s hard to resist the vibrant “Fauve” color palette of this Art Deco style painting. The poster reproduces many traits of the Deco movement in it’s artwork, including the sweeping lines and floral motifs. (And for a modern comparison, you need to look no further than A Good Woman official UK website to see a traditional “Big Heads Floating in the Sky” photo composition take on the film’s key art.)
It’s nice to see a movie poster for a 1930s period film that actually uses the look of an art movement from that era — it serves as a reminder how innovative Art Deco posters were at the time. (Unfortunately, as with all things related to film advertising, it’s difficult to find out who created this one-sheet.)