"The first image you have of many of your favourite films is probably a Bill Gold creation." His sparse, iconic poster designs have helped to define movies for over six decades
, from Casablanca
, Dial M for Murder
and My Fair Lady
, to A Clockwork Orange
, The Exorcist
and The Sting
. His longest-lasting creative partnership was with Clint Eastwood, spanning every Eastwood movie from 1972’s Dirty Harry
to 1993’s Mystic River
— not forgetting the unforgettable design for Unforgiven
. When Eastwood presented Gold with a Lifetime Key Art Award from the Hollywood Reporter in 1994, he simply called Gold "the greatest." A signed, limited edition collection of his greatest works can be yours for just £400.
It's not simply a record of the posters he ended up creating, but a fascinating look into the artistic process, from sketch to billboard. When Lars Trodson asked Gold about his phenomenal career in 2009
, he answered with characteristic understatement: "I can hardly believe it."
posted by londonmark
on Dec 31, 2010 -
This Gallery of Posters
from Exploitation Movies is far too brief, but is still better than not having ANY exploitation movie posters. Apparently the gallery is just a teaser for an exhibit & a book.
posted by jonson
on Sep 14, 2005 -