Psycho (1960) Advertising

Posted by Scott

Italian Poster

Italian poster top detail. So good!

Lobby Card (edit)

Three Sheet Poster (crop)

French Poster (detail)

1970's Czech Poster

Flickr user “Advertising Hitchcock” has a large collection of beautiful high-res scans of — as the name implies — original advertising from Hitchcock films. Of particular interest is the Psycho (1960) set, which includes international versions of the release poster. The Italian version is definitely my favorite; considering that the file is generously offered at such a high resolution (1352×2674 @ 300dpi), I’m going to have to fire up the Epson. For some reason made me think of the classic sci-fi covers stuff from Eric Carl. Also be sure to check out the type on the lobby cards; great layout.

Sorry, no information on the designers. Please let me know if you have any names.


Scans via Advertising Hitchcock

12 Comments Leave A Comment


Christopher says:

June 8, 2011 at 10:02 pm

SUCH a good find, Scott. I’m feelin’ that Czech style. I feel like I shouldn’t like it, but that’s what makes it so fun to love it :)


RA_OUL says:

June 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

Wonderful post! This is my first time seeing any of these posters and I love them. Thanks for showing the Italian poster detail! All of this makes me want to do more analog typography and just design in general.


Charles Forster says:

July 8, 2011 at 6:17 am

That Italian one is gorgeous. That’s one’s definitely my favorite too, though you have to appreciate the minimalistic style of the other ones.

There’s something seriously missing these days when you compare movie posters today to versions like these and Star Wars and Clockwork Orange posters as an example. Those have iconic themes, shapes and designs and I just don’t see the same kind of creativity thees days.