05 November 2010

Une Parisienne

France/Italy - 1957
Director - Michel Boisrond
Starring - Brigette Bardot

I like this poster for both obvious and not so obvious reasons. The latter because of the uncluttered design which obviously focuses even more attention on the focal point. A lot of modern posters are really dark, even black, with a bright or highlighted central image. I like the posters from this era because they're bright and use a lot of negative space instead of filling it up with a totalizing oppressive darkness. The Longest Day had a great poster that demonstrates almost perfectly what I'm talking about with empty space.

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