21/08/2009

Poster of the week...


This week: 'CHINATOWN' (1974)

Designer: Jim Pearsall

Source: http://www.impawards.com/1974/chinatown.html

This poster appeals to me as it has a classic hollywood stlye about it. As a piece of artwork uses colour and line to convey a sleezy, seedy atmosphere. I like the way the writing mirrors the smokey effect, and the poster has a real sense of classic film noir about it. The shadowy character of Nicholson creeps in from the black background as the bright yellow contrast highlights the title.

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