Create B-movie poster art

Sometimes the look of cheapness has a strong appeal. The traditional B-movies from the 50s and 60s were prime examples of cheapness. Originally they were no more than simple marketing strategies to get people into the theatres. They were often garish and tasteless to the point of insulting your intelligence. However, in that cheapness, that lack of intelligence, lies a certain timeless charm.

That charm is evident, most of all, in the poster art of that period. Blood-dripping typography and scantily clad women litter the scenes. Photos were cropped in a choppy manner, large halftone screen patterns ensured acceptable reproduction by even the shadiest printers, brush strokes remained visible in quick and dirty illustrations, and garish colours were used to grab attention.

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