In a World Of Clichés… Break Out and Explore


It’s easy to see the well-worn patterns in these 15 Over-Used Movie Poster Clichés. For inspiration, from Hollywood’s genres and around the globe, below is a sampling of books in the library. Ghanavision is a particular favorite – and a good guide for anyone looking to avoid bland photoshopped sameness!


Ghanavision : hand-painted film posters from Ghana – PN1995.9.P5 G43 2009


Mas! Cine mexicano : sensational Mexican movie posters, 1957-1990 = carteles sensacionales del cine mexicano, 1957-1990 / Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr. – PN1995.9.P5 A353 2007


Musical movie posters : images from the Hershenson-Allen Archive / edited by Richard Allen and Bruce Hershenson – PN1995.9.P5 M87 1999


Art of the modern movie poster : international postwar style and design / by Judith Salavetz, Spencer Drate, and Sam Sarowitz, ; text by Dave Kehr – PN1995.9.P5 S22 2008 OVERSIZE


Cowboy movie posters / compiled by Bruce Hershenson ; with text material by Brian Cook – PN1995.9.P5 C68 1994


Attack of the “B” movie posters / compiled by Bruce Hershenson – PN1995.9.P5 A87 2000


A century of movie posters : from silent to art house / Emily King – PN1995.9 .P5 K5 2003


Trash : the graphic genius of Xploitation movie posters / by Jacques Boyreau – PN1995.9.P5 B69 2002

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