film poster: Battleship Potemkin

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Russian poster by Alexander Rodchenko (1927) "Probably the most influential figure of the Constructivist movement, Rodchenko was a painter and sculptor whose commitment to the Russian Revolution led him to abandon fine art to focus on designing advertisements, book covers, and posters in the service of the state."

From Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive, Alexander Rodchenko, The Battleship Potemkin Color Lithography, 72 × 110 cm

Italian one-sheet/foglio (1958), Cinelatina

Italian one-sheet/foglio (1958), Cinelatina

Russian re-release poster by Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg (1929, Sovkino). "This 1929 reissue poster by Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, two of Soviet Russia’s most prolific and innovative designers of film posters, utilizes the same incident from the film as does Rodchenko’s diptych above: the mutineers casting their abusive officers overboard."

The Stenberg brothers and the art of Soviet movie posters

Cuban re-release poster by René Azcuy (1977) "By contrast, René Azcuy’s 1977 design is more in line with general perceptions of what a Cuban poster is and should be — perhaps because Azcuy produced some of the most globally exhibited ICAIC posters, notably his silkscreen for François Truffaut's Stolen Kisses)."

Cuban re-release poster by René Azcuy (1977) "By contrast, René Azcuy’s 1977 design is more in line with general perceptions of what a Cuban poster is and should be — perhaps because Azcuy produced some of the most globally exhibited ICAIC posters, notably his silkscreen for François Truffaut's Stolen Kisses)."

Russian poster by Alexander Rodchenko (1926) "Alexander Rodchenko produced at least three posters for the film during its initial release in 1926 and 1927."

Russian poster by Alexander Rodchenko (1926) "Alexander Rodchenko produced at least three posters for the film during its initial release in 1926 and 1927."

Cuban poster by Rafael Morante (1961) "Cutting against the grain of those qualities which are typically appreciated in Cuban posters — highly conceptually, handcrafted works that are often the antithesis of their North American counterparts — this 1961 piece by Rafael Morante (above) is quite representative, at least by Cuban standards."

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Danish first-release poster (1953)

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Polish re-release one-sheet by Stanislaw Zamecznik (1967)

Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, Polish design by Stanislaw Zamecznik

Polish re-release one-sheet by Zygmunt Anczykowski (1954) "Though Polish film posters are popularly (and deservedly) celebrated for their fabulous weirdness, the two posters for Potemkin below are actually quite straightforward, harking back to an earlier, more representative era in Polish design."

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Belgian mid-size poster (1960s), Progres Films

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Alamo Drafthouse poster by Thomas Scott (USA 2007)

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