A Poster For All Seasons

A small Los Angeles-area agency recently completed a project of Oscarlike proportions.
Swart Advertising, a creative boutique in Glendale, Calif., has designed a commemorative poster honoring the 70 movies that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The poster (shown here), commissioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, features the key art from every Best Picture in chronological order–from 1929’s Wings to 1998’s Titanic–against a smokey black-and-white background. The featured titles include such seminal films as On the Waterfront, The Godfather and The Silence of the Lambs.
A black-and-white photo of Oscar himself, with his name in white letters, appears in the bottom right corner of the poster.
The poster can be purchased through the academy’s Internet site at www.oscars.org.
–Teresa Buyikian