Rip Movie Poster Artist Philip Gips: See 10 of His Iconic Works, From ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ to ‘Alien’
Published on Oct 12, 2019
Visionary graphic artist Philip Gips, the designer behind many of your favorite movie posters, died earlier this month on October 3 at the age of 88. His most iconic designs include the unforgettable one-sheets for “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Alien,” which portend the terror awaiting audiences without giving too much away, and he worked steadily beginning in 1968 all the way through the late 1980s.
Gips also memorably created the striking poster for 1976’s Academy Award-winning media satire “Network.” According to a recent obituary in The New York Times, “While designing a poster for ‘Network’ … Mr. Gips suggested that the unhinged news anchorman at the center of the story, Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch), be pictured strung up on a television antenna, as if he were being crucified.”
“The tagline was supposed to be ‘The Greatest Story Ever Sold,’” Michael Gips said in a phone interview with the Nyt. “But it was
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Author: Ryan Lattanzio