The phantom of the inkwell and the illustrated metaphor: best poster art, 1912-1992

Artists respond to film. Focus is on original, interpretive drawings and paintings with minimal use of photographic images.

Some artists are identified in the notes field. Apologies: posters change in this database. The new ones will appear in this list, most of them looking out of place. It is beyond my control. I remove them as I find them.

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  • In the Bushes
  • A Bride of Death
  • The Surprises of Divorce
  • The Right To Exist
  • Marc Antony and Cleopatra
  • On a Lonely Island
  • By the Cross
  • The Sky Monster
  • La Commune
  • Cabiria
  • Neptune's Daughter
  • The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England
  • Alias Jimmy Valentine
  • Der Todesritt auf dem Riesenrad
  • Filibus
  • Hearts in Exile
  • Der Geheimsekretär
  • Sin
  • Die große Wette
  • Drugged Waters
  • The Great Problem
  • The Mysteries of Myra
  • The Crippled Hand
  • The Gilded Spider
  • Elusive Isabel
  • The Eye of God
  • Bobbie of the Ballet
  • It Happened in Honolulu
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Silent Bells
  • The Eye of the Night
  • Love's Lariat
  • The Green Spider
  • The Unattainable
  • The Evil Women Do
  • The Shielding Shadow
  • The Chalice of Sorrow
  • A Romance of Billy Goat Hill
  • The Measure of a Man
  • The Bugler of Algiers
  • The Sign of the Poppy
  • The Price of Silence
  • The Right to Be Happy
  • Black Orchids
  • Mothers of Men
  • Venchal ikh satana
  • Skertso diavola
  • The Abyss
  • El protegido de Satán
  • Stolichnyj yad
  • The Man Who Took a Chance
  • God's Crucible
  • Heart Strings
  • The Devil's Pay Day
  • The Mysterious Mrs. M
  • Polly Redhead
  • A Girl's Folly
  • A Love Sublime
  • Mutiny
  • Even as You and I
  • Treason
  • The Car of Chance
  • Tak bylo, no tak da ne budet
  • A Woman's Autumn
  • Prisoners of Land
  • Sirens of the Sea
  • Baby Mine
  • Hamlet
  • Alexander the Great
  • Thais
  • Madame Du Barry
  • Alraune
  • Es werde Licht! 2. Teil
  • A Trip to Mars
  • Skreshchennyye mechi
  • Mickey
  • Hands Up
  • The Temple Of Dusk
  • Thomas Graal's Best Child
  • Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen
  • Icarus
  • Sons of Ingmar
  • Misericordia
  • Der Seelenverkäufer
  • Arme Thea
  • Die sterbende Salome
  • Veritas vincit
  • Opium
  • The Amazing Impostor
  • The Dance of Death
  • Persten zla
  • Prostitution
  • Brass Buttons
  • When Doctors Disagree
  • Der Verführer
  • Mazeppa, der Volksheld der Ukraine
  • Die Insel der Glücklichen
  • The Veiled Adventure
  • Sir Arne's Treasure
  • His Lord's Will