Above: element from 2018 UK quad for Khrustalyov, My Automotive! (Aleksei German, Russia, 1998).
One of the vital lovely and confounding of recent masterpieces, Aleksei German’s Khrustalyov, My Automotive! is getting a 20th anniversary restoration launch within the U.Okay. on December 14 courtesy of Arrow Movies. A potent supply for Armando Ianucci’s The Loss of life of Stalin, German’s fever dream of a satire has some probably the most beautiful high-contrast black and white cinematography I’ve ever seen (watch the trailer right here). It’s becoming then that the brand new poster for the movie, by the good Andrzej Klimowski, is in such stark black and white.
A brand new movie poster by Klimowski is an occasion. Born in London to Polish mother and father in 1949, the designer emigrated to Poland in 1973 to check underneath the legendary Henryk Tomaszewski on the Academy of Tremendous Arts. By 1976 he was designing posters for the state-run Movie Distribution Workplace and for the subsequent few years he produced a few of the most indelible Polish posters of the 70s, all in his very recognizable surreal photo-montage model. Returning to the U.Okay. when martial legislation was declared in 1981, Klimowski targeting e book cowl design (most notably for Milan Kundera and Harold Pinter) earlier than changing into an author-illustrator himself, penning graphic novels in ink and brush and linocut, usually in collaboration together with his spouse Danusia Schejbal.
His film posters since 1981 have been few and much between: a sequence of posters for the movies of Jim Jarmusch in 1991-2, a Polish poster for Institute Benjamenta—the primary function movie by his longtime pals the Quay Brothers—in 1995, and a 2010 poster for Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev. The Khrustalyov poster continues the hanging and creative use of linocut that has been his trademark for the previous twenty years: the proper medium for rendering German’s dramatic chiaroscuro.
Beneath are a few of my favorites of Klimowski’s posters. You possibly can see many extra within the e book Klimowski Poster Ebook that was launched earlier this yr.
Above: 2018 UK quad for Khrustalyov, My Automotive! (Aleksei German, Russia, 1998).
Above: 1976 Polish poster for The Godfather Half II (Francis Ford Coppola, USA, 1974).
Above: 1977 Polish poster for The Day of the Dolphin (Mike Nichols, USA, 1973).
Above: Polish poster for Flic Story (Jacques Deray, France, 1975).
Above: 1976 Polish poster for The Flower in his Mouth (Luigi Zampa, Italy, 1975).
Above: 1976 poster for Nashville (Robert Altman, USA, 1975).
Above: 1977 Polish poster for Household Plot (Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1976).
Above: 1977 Polish poster for The Omen (Richard Donner, USA, 1976).
Above: 1977 Polish poster for The Harmless (Luchino Visconti, Italy, 1976).
Above: 1978 Polish poster for Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1976).
Above: 1991-2 posters for Jim Jarmusch’s Down by Regulation (1986), Stranger than Paradise (1984), Night time on Earth (1991), Thriller Practice (1989) and Everlasting Trip (1980).
Above: 1995 Polish poster for Institute Benjamenta (The Quay Brothers, UK, 1995).
Above: 2010 poster for Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR, 1966).
Many because of Daniel Chicken and Louise Buckler of Arrow Movies. Posters courtesy of Arrow Movies and Posteritati.