Movie Poster

Movie Poster

by EmilyKing (Author)


The book is structured chronologically with chapters covering four key eras in the history of the movies and illustrates the important movie posters of each time focusing on influential designers, directors, movies, and genres. It includes famous designers such as Saul Bass and Bob Peak who are recognized for a poster style that is inimitably their own, and key directors who had a strong influence on the design of their movie's posters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Spike Lee. The book also covers the various posters designed for films from Citizen Kane , to The Godfather , to 2001: A Space Odyssey . The text is lively and accessible.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: 1
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Published: 13 Jul 2006

ISBN 10: 1845332776
ISBN 13: 9781845332778

Media Reviews
...a glittering mix of lush art work and insightful text Total Film Wonderful illustrations The Scotsman The definitive book on the subject The Sunday Business Post
Author Bio
Emily King is a writer and curator specializing in graphic design. She has an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, for which she wrote a thesis on the design of movie title sequences, and a PhD from Kingston University, focusing on the design of digital type. Having taught at several institutions including the Royal College of Art, she now lectures widely. She is the design editor of Frieze magazine and also a regular contributor to design magazines including Dot Dot Dot, and Eye. She is the author of Restart: New Systems in Graphic Design (2001) and Robert Brownjohn: 1925-1970 Life and Work (2005).