Design: Scary Mexican Lobby Cards

Lobby cards are exactly what the title suggests. Artwork meant to be displayed in the lobby of the theater. Usually a series of eight cards w/ a common design but each with a different scene from the film. The Mexican film market was huge, not only translating US features but creating hundreds of their own films. Monsters and Luche Libre seem to have been the largest market. Some of the bigger companies actually shot Spanish language versions of American films in Hollywood. The 1931 version of  Dracula starring Bela Lugosi was shot in the daytime while a Spanish language version was shot on the same sets, at night – and is considered by some to be better. Here is some beautiful artwork for horror movies, some American (Attack of the Giant Leeches, Beast w/ a Million Eyes), and some Mexican productions.

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Posted on October 15, 2012, in Film, Graphic Design and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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