Australian Movie Poster Artists
2 Jul 2017 |
Prior to the 1970s the vast majority of Australian movie posters were hand drawn lithos. They were produced through a variety of printers and the art was rarely signed so little is known about the artists. The art on Australian posters is often referred to as "naive" or "crude" or even worse, particularly in the 1960s.
However, the fact is that the hand litho process was very effective and many collectors now lament that the modern posters lack the charm and originality of the older hand drawn posters. This section of my site is a constantly evolving work in progress as I gather more information. All of the images come from posters that I either have in my collection or have passed through my hands and I have taken all of the photos that are displayed.