Bill Gold: PosterWorks

Bill Gold: Posterworks is the first edition by London-based publishing house Reel Art Press. The book is the most comprehensive assessment of the world’s pre-eminent movie poster designer Bill Gold. Detailing a career spanning sixty-three years and over 2000 movie titles including A Streetcar Named Desire, Dial M For Murder, Bonnie and Clyde, Bullitt, My Fair Lady, Get Carter, Dirty Harry, The Untouchables and Unforgiven. With a foreword from long-time collaborator and friend, Clint Eastwood, Bill Gold: Posterworks is a unique 450 page collector’s opus detailing the artist’s creative process including a personal collection of unseen designs, alternative versions, sketches, drafts, notes and photographs.

I was asked to art direct and design this incredibly dense publication, working closely with the editors to select the imagery and developing a unique printing technique to best reflect the many pencil sketches and artworks that the extensive archive holds. I also devised and developed the packaging with Progress Packaging.