Have you ever poured yourself a nice ’76 Chablis, stoked the hardwood fire and settled in for a long session of pondering what the world would have looked like if we had today’s technology 50 years ago? Of course you have, so I’ll get right to the hard-hitting question: what the hell would the advertising look like?
In case you weren’t expecting clever anachronistic design, let me just remind you that this is a blog about digital media written in pre-war cop jargon.
The irony is palpable.
What made the Golden Age of Cinema so great? Leading men and women that didn’t end up in Betty Ford for blowing snow off midget strippers? Thoughtful effects that didn’t come from a lab of computer geeks? Actual… I don’t know… writing?
No. Great vintage movie posters, that’s what. Luckily, British design firm, LaBoca (enjoy that link, Georgia O’Keefe), helps us recall back to the days of Bogie and Bacall with sleekly dark posters for Darren Afronosky’s Black Swan that draw inspiration from Eastern Bloc designs from the 60s.
So who’s the ugly duckling now?