In Memory Of Bill Gold

Yesterday, the prolific artist Bill Gold passed away.

Over the course of a 70 yeas career, Bill Gold was responsible for some of the most best known movie posters of all time.  He was a favorite of everyone from Alfred Hitchcock to Stanley Kubrick to Clint Eastwood.  His designed his first film poster, for Yankee Doodle Dandy, in 1942 and came out of retirement to do his final poster, for J. Edgar, in 2011.  He is also well-remembered for the famous poster for Casablanca.

I first profiled Bill Gold for this site in 2012.  In honor of his career and his memory, here are even more film posters from Bill Gold:


Artist Profile: Bill Gold (1921– )

“Design is thinking made visual.” — Bill Gold

Bill Gold has been designing film posters for over 70 years and, together, his work includes the promotional campaigns for some of the most important American films since the 1940s.  Gold’s posters are each designed to give their films a unique identity and, over the span of his long career, Gold’s work has reflected a wide range of trends, tastes, and approaches.  In 2011, Gold came out of retirement to design the poster for Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar.

Gold has designed hundreds of posters.  Below is just a sampling of his prolific career.