John Waters Designs a Witty Poster for the New York Film Festival




Yesterday, Film at Lincoln Center unveiled the poster for the 58th New York Film Festival (September 17-October 11, 2020). And it’s created by none other than filmmaker, artist, and “Pope of Trash,” John Waters.

The New York Film Festival writes: The “poster is both a fond tribute and witty parody of the historic festival, poking fun at the long-held stereotypes, valid critiques, and presumed pomp and circumstance of the annual Lincoln Center event. The concept was developed before the current health crisis, in collaboration with and inspired by Globe Poster, the legendary press of Waters’s hometown. Founded in 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland, Globe Poster delivered eye-catching posters to promote concerts, drag races, circuses, carnivals, and more. Fluorescent colors, bold wood type, and lettering that shook and shimmied defined Globe’s iconic style, attracting clients from James Brown and Marvin Gaye to Tina Turner and the Beach Boys.”

For a little laugh, study the poster closely above. And then head to the Relateds below for more.

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