Design: Mexican Lobby Card

Mexican Lobby Cards are beautiful, especially from the 50’s and 60’s. Great weird artwork, bold type and a black and white still pasted smack in the middle of everything. Usually lobby cards would come in sets of 8 and were somewhat expensive to produce as each one would be a different 4 color print. The Mexican artist solved the problem by simply printing one 4 color master then slapping  a different cheap b/w photo on the existing card. Because of this many of the stills wouldn’t survive longer then a few runs of the film, becoming extremely dog-eared or missing all together. A totally clean card is a rarity indeed.

Attack of the Giant Leeches

Attack of the Giant Leeches

Beast with a Million Eyes

Beast with a Million Eyes

Santanico

Santanico

The Beast

La Bestia de la Noche Amarilla

La Call

La Callavera Chillona – Screaming Skull

Brujas

La Brujas del Infierno

charro

El Charro de la Calaveras or El Lobo Humano or El Vampiro Siniestro

La Mente Crime

La Mente  Y Crimen

La Mano del Dablo

La Mano del Dablo – Hands of the Devil

Doctor co de Isla Grienta

Doctor loco de la Isla Sangrienta – Crazy Dr of Blood Island (?)

Neutron

Neutron

Momias

El Latico en Las Momias Asesinas

Robot

La Momia Azteca Contra El Robot Humano – The Azrec Mummy vs The Human Robot

Ataque Zombies

El Ataque de los Zombies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on June 23, 2013, in Graphic Design and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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