Six Pix: Summer

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

In this installment Six Pix welcomes the weekend solstice with a salute to cinema summer.

Summer Movie Posters

Included are: Summertime (1955); The Long, Hot Summer (1958); Endless Summer (1966); Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973); Corvette Summer (1978); and (500) Days of Summer (2009).

As with most installments of Six Pix there were a multitude of movie posters with “summer” in the title from which to choose. Narrowing down to just six is hardly ever an easy task and this time proved no different. From a graphic arts standpoint the half dozen shown here could not be more different. Perhaps a particular one resonates more with you than another. That’s the whole point of this column! But know that each one of these is a stellar example of its own artistic milieu. For me, the agonizing choice of deciding amongst them comes down to two: the lovely painterly qualities and composition of Summertime and the bold Day-Glo silk screened image of Endless Summer. You say “summertime” to me, the picture in my head is of John Van Hamersveld’s classic artwork for The Endless Summer.


Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below!