A number of movie posters, mainly in the twenties, thirties and forties but also later, were crafted by caricature artists. It has long been a tradition in movie poster illustration to render comedy stars as caricatures.
Many skilled caricaturists. have tried themselves with movie posters. One pioneer among the others was Al Hirschfeld, who collaborated for years with the movie industry. To many actors and stars, being drawn by Hirschfeld ranked as one of the true measures of celebrity. Hirschfeld has paved the way for many others artists and illustrators, some of which contributed to make the history of cinema.
II want to share with you a handful of my favorite posters. Please feel free to contribute with your comments. Hope you enjoy!