09/18/2014: Godard movie posters
Earlier this week, regular Print contributor Rick Poynor highlighted (in Design Observer) an exhibit at London’s Kemistry Gallery of Hans Hillmann’s movie posters. While the German designer might be relatively unknown, his influence is very evident, and Poynor puts an emphasis on his collaboration with director Jean-Luc Godard.The collaboration starts in the mid-60s and continued through 1970, spanning eight movies and provides a nice overview of how his style progressed over the years. Below, is the poster for the movie Breathless, which contains a lot of staples in Hilllmann’s design style – heavy, dominating, san serif type; and effective use of color. Check out more of Hillmann’s work with Godard here.