Friday One Sheet(s): Jack Davis 1924 – 2016

Illustrator and cartoonist Jack Davis was probably most famous for Mad Magazine, but the man did a heck of a lot of movie posters, some of the great ones too! His signature was distorted images of full-length people in a crowd, and I really do love his one-sheet for the difficult to market The Long GoodBye. Who puts dialogue bubbles on a movie poster? Jack Did. He also illustrated posters for Spaghetti Westerns, star-studded comedy blockbusters, kids movies, musicals and the like, almost all of his work was for films with quirky (or farcical) comic inflection, and yes, that certainly includes Robert Altman’s revisionist noir starring Elliot Gould.

A big hat-tip to ImpAwards for bringing this to my attention. You can find more of Jack’s superlative work over at their site.

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I only just discovered that he was also responsible for some of the most notable animated TIME Magazine covers. R.I.P. good sir.
http://time.com/4428441/jack-davis-time-covers