Legendary Hollywood poster designer and graphic artist Silvano Campeggi has passed away.
Silvano Campeggi was an Italian graphic artist who worked for a number of Hollywood studios during what is now considered the be the Golden Age of cinema; his first painted poster for a film was 1939’s Gone With The Wind, featuring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in a classic romantic embrace. From there, Campeggi continued to work for Hollywood, rendering images of the medium’s most popular films of the day, including Casablanca, Singin’ In The Rain, West Side Story, and Breakfast At Tiffany’s, among many others. It is estimated Silvano Campeggi produced advertising material for well over 3000 films, a prodigious output, and some of his imagery remains iconic to the stars and films they appeared in.
A selection of his artwork is included in the gallery below.
Silvano Campeggi passed away on August 28th, aged 95.
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