We recently acquired some fascinating items from the archive of John Stockle
Film posters are a genre that we usually give a wide berth to, the reason why I will get into another time.
There are hundreds of great artists that have inhabited this design space form Saul Bass down.
In Britain, arguably the pinnacle was with the Ealing Comedies of the 1940s and 1950s with designs by such poster artists covered elsewhere in the blog; Edward Bawden, Manfred Reiss & Reginald Mount.
John Stockle was a leading light in the movie poster design industry from the 1950s to the 1980s
He was renowned for quick turn around cut and paste concept design. Sometimes for the US Industry but more often for the British Industry and adapting existing designs for the UK market.
The variety of genres is breath taking; from Horror to Disney
John Stockle original Horror design with cut out
John Stockle design for UK version of Lady and the Tramp
A4 size, from the artist studio wall
4 poster design concepts for Young Doctors in Love by John Stockle
Two poster designs for Its Trad Dad by John Stockle
Mock up and final design for the Film Night Shift by John Stockle
Group of letters relating to the work of John Stockle
Advertising designs by Stockle for In House film magazines
Poster mock up for the film Thief with figures inserted form rear
Small poster for Film Review Magazine
Approx 12 by 8 inches