In 1942, a young man at Warner Brothers art department created a poster for Casablanca. Over the next sixty years, posters for A Streetcar Named Desire, Dial M For Murder, Bonnie And Clyde, Bullitt, My Fair Lady, A Clockwork Orange, Get Carter, Dirty Harry, The Untouchables, Unforgiven became coveted items, cherished by movie-goers all over the world.
The same artist is responsible for them all.
Bill Gold’s life’s work spans six decades and over two thousand films. He is the man behind campaigns for the greatest movies the world has ever seen.
Bill Gold: PosterWorks is a celebration of his extraordinary and prolific talent. With a foreword from long-time collaborator and friend, Clint Eastwood, Bill Gold is a unique 450 page opus detailing the artist’s creative process, his army days, early career, posters for Kazan, Kubrick, Hitchcock, Truffaut through to his final work in 2003 on Eastwood’s Mystic River. A notoriously cut-throat industry, Hollywood evolves with few constants yet Bill Gold’s talent endures and at 89 years old, this is the first time that the world is invited to see the full scope of his life’s work in one breathtaking book.
Archivist of his own work, with a personal collection of unseen designs, alternative versions, sketches, drafts, notes, photographs, diaries, Bill Gold’s incredible history has never been accessible to the public until now. An enormous task, the book has been meticulously edited by Reel Art Press founder Tony Nourmand over many hours spent with Bill, researching his staggering career.
With text by leading cultural commentator Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, Bill Gold: PosterWorks presents for the first time the artist’s remarkable output in one stunning collector’s edition.
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