Thursday, November 3, 2011
Blog 12 A TA ME!
Movie Poster by: Juan Gatti
Since the mid-1980's Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar has worked exclusively with designer and photographer Juan Gatti in the creation of the graphic identities of his films.[King] According to King, they both draw heavily from the history of film design in putting together a series of motifs that not only promote the theme of the film but also define Almodóvar's work as a unit.
This particular poster screams SAUL BASS to me. The hand drawn lettering, flat clean graphic style, the careful & limited use of color, and the application of simple shapes to create a powerful image epitomize Bass' style through and through. The asymmetry of this piece is appealing to me and adds to the unnerving imagery. The focal point couldn't be clearer - the bold white text jumps off the page. The work is unified by color and shape and balanced asymmetrically. Oh, translated the title means "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" It was released in 1989.
Source: King, Emily, A Century of Movie Posters from Silent to Art House, Octopus Publishing Group, Ltd, 2003.
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