DAY 199: MGM Posters The Golden Years
- Title: MGM Posters The Golden Years
- Text: Frank Miller
- Year Published: 1994 (Turner Publishing, Inc.)
- Year Purchased: 1990s
- Source: I have no idea!
- About: There’s nothing like an old movie poster. When art and commerce combine with history and nostalgia, the result is a visually stunning social commentary. In looking at the representative posters of five decades, changing attitudes and mores are as obvious as changing aesthetics. MGM was known for the luxuriousness of its productions, and the top talent of its employees. Although designed as throwaways, the posters that advertised its movies were no exception, and neither were their artists. My favourite era for this exciting medium is definitely the 1920s.The posters are stunning. At the risk of sounding like a crotchety hundred year old, it has been all downhill since then.
- Motivation: Old movies are my friends. We’re tight. I’m pretty close with art, too. Continue reading