Tuesday, 22 May 2018

In Memoriam: Bill Gold (1921-2018)

Bill Gold
Photo © billgold.net
Graphic designer Bill Gold has passed away.

Born: 3 January 1921 Brooklyn, New York City, USA
Died: 20 May 2018, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

007 Travelers sends condolences to his family and friends.

William Gold was an American graphic designer best known for thousands of film poster designs

His first film poster was for "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), and his.final work was for "J. Edgar" (2011).

During his 70-year career he worked with some of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers, including Laurence Olivier, Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Elia Kazan, Ridley Scott, and many more. Among his most famous film posters are those for "Casablanca" and "A Clockwork Orange".

Bond fans remember his posters of "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) and "Never Say Never Again" (1983)

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