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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