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Check out this beautiful collection of French New Wave Cinema Posters

french new wave cinema posters

Tony Nourmand has one of the most impressive movie poster collections around. The man behind Reel Art Press publishing house, Nourmand is an expert on vintage cinema posters.

His latest release, French New Wave: A Revolution in Design, delves into some of the iconic posters behind influential mid-20th century French art cinema. Check out some of the incredible posters below.

french new wave cinema posters

French New Wave films pushed the boundaries of art, and their posters were no different. Browse through this amazing collection of the 60-year-old posters below.

Emerging in the ’50s and ’60s, French New Wave cinema rejected traditional filmmaking conventions, opting instead to experiment with editing, style, and narrative, often engaging with social and political issues of the time.

The designers who advertised these films were equally revolutionary. The work of figures like Milton Glaser, Andre Francois, and Rene Ferracci are included in Nourmand’s collection. Their posters feature films like Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless and Le Mepris and François Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451.

These posters are around 60 years old, yet incredibly, they still feel modern. Nourmand has been collecting posters from all over the world ever since the early ’90s.

His 304 -page book, French New Wave: A Revolution in Design, is available to purchase online.

Check out some of the posters below.

french new wave cinema posters

Orfeu Negro (1959), artwork by Lajos Görög

Un Homme et une femme (1966), artwork by René Ferracci

french new wave cinema posters

Made in USA (1966), artwork by Angelo Cesselon

french new wave cinema posters

Lola (1961), artwork by Maciej Hibner

french new wave cinema posters

Le Testament d’Orphée (1960), artwork by Jean Cocteau

french new wave cinema posters

La Chinoise (1967), artwork by Kiyoshi Awazu

french new wave cinema posters

Fahrenheit 451 (1966), artwork by György Kemény

french new wave cinema posters

Deux ou trois choses que je sais d’elle (1967), artwork by René Ferracci

french new wave cinema posters

Alphaville (1965), artwork by Pino Milas

french new wave cinema posters

À bout de souffle (1960), artwork by Clément Hurel

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February 7, 2020