There’s something downright violent about this advertisement…look how he’s grabbing her shirt. And it goes without saying: what kind of guy grabs his girlfriend and sprays her with...

propaganda

1999, Candie's, perfumes, Vintage Ads

September 16, 2014

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (US: by Art Machine, 2011)Planet of the Apes: With War For the Planet of the Apes now in theaters, designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith look back at the film poster history of the long running franchise. Starting from the original 1968 classic and moving through the subsequent sequels, remakes, and reboots, the boys discuss how deeper approaches to creating poster art can play second fiddle to more commercial directives when promoting a blockbuster, and t...

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#planet_of_the_apes

February 3, 2015
November 13, 2017 Revlon Inc, 1971

UK quad for KING KONG (1933).Dot Graphics + Janus Films: This month, designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith look at the iconic and unsung film posters created for Janus Films in the 70’s by Dot Graphics, the award-winning Denver-based design team of Lee Reedy and Robert Clayton. Across over two-dozen posters, Dot Graphics created bold and powerful key art for masterpieces of foreign cinema, showcasing their skill in typography, illustration, and art direction, old-school and computer-free. Yea...

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#king_kong

October 22, 2014 PKN Valladolid, Vol. 6

Book cover by Paul RandThe Poster Boys discuss designer Paul Rand in their July podcast, available here.

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#paul_rand

October 20, 2014

Early Janus Films posters, before the Dot Graphics era.Dot Graphics + Janus Films: This month, designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith look at the iconic and unsung film posters created for Janus Films in the 70’s by Dot Graphics, the award-winning Denver-based design team of Lee Reedy and Robert Clayton. Across over two-dozen posters, Dot Graphics created bold and powerful key art for masterpieces of foreign cinema, showcasing their skill in typography, illustration, and art direction, old-sch...

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#dot_graphics, #janus_films, #the_criterion_collection

Ernesto Padron BlancoIn their new episode, The Poster Boys podcast looks at the Golden Age of Cuban Movie Posters. Download The Poster Boys with Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith at theposterboys.tumblr.com and on iTunes.

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#the_poster_boys, #cuban_posters, #ernersto_padron_blanco

February 14, 2015
October 6, 2014
March 28, 2015
July 12, 2014
March 23, 2015

PORTRAIT OF A GARDEN poster by Martin Jarrie.In the latest episode of The Poster Boys podcast, designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith look back at 2016’s most interesting and iconic theatrical movie posters, each selecting a large handful of their favorites to discuss while reflecting on trends in the world of film poster design, ever-changing amidst the growth of the on-demand streaming industry. Plus, Sam asks Brandon about some of his experiences and reflections having designed over fifty f...

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#martin_jarrie

September 25, 2016 Gibson Refrigerator Co, 1951
September 26, 2017 Underwood Typewriter Co, 1959
February 20, 2015
September 7, 2014
January 31, 2015

Maximum Overdrive US theatrical posterStephen King: Find a flashlight and a blanket to hide under, because The Poster Boys are taking a Halloween themed trip down memory lane with the work of Stephen King. This month, Brandon and Sam discuss their favorite book covers and film posters from (and based on) the bestselling author’s more chilling tales, diving into the differences between marketing a story for print and film while reminiscing about how inescapable King’s presence was when they...

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#stephen_king, #maximum_overdrive

May 14, 2017 Mattel Inc, 1965
March 6, 2012
January 13, 2016 PKN Riyadh, Vol. 3
March 1, 2015

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, movie poster art by Bob PeakIn the new episode of The Poster Boys, designers Brandon Schaefer and Jay Shaw discuss the work of illustration legend Bob Peak. Download and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or visit theposterboys.tumblr.com for this and all all other episodes.

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#bob_peak, #movie_poster

January 10, 2016 Trans World Airlines, 1963
April 30, 2016 La-Z-Boy Chair Co, 1973
June 21, 2014
April 2, 2015
June 23, 2017 Tomy Corp, 1982