The Art of Packaging: Hot Rod Movie Posters
Cars have always been a big part of youth culture and probably never more so then the 1950’s and ’60’s. Just like every other early movie fad (beach movies, bad girl movies, juvenile delinquent movies) the drag strip movie was a hot commodity – for a few years. There doesn’t seem to be one defining movie from this style – no Citizen Kane of car films to speak of. They were in fact mostly weak melodramas that happened to take place around cars. Much like today’s bad horror movies they were cash-ins with attractive young people looking for love and trouble. The posters though are beautiful – much better then the movie could ever hope to be.
Posted on June 20, 2011, in Film, Graphic Design, The Art of Packaging and tagged 1950's movies, drag race movie posters, dragstrip girl, dragstrip riot, hot rod gang, hot rod girl, speed crazy, young racers. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.