Chelsea Girls (1966)
Directed by Paul Morrissey Andy Warhol
Poster Designed by Alan Aldridge
Film Nationality - USA
Poster Nationality - USA
What is there to be said about this Alan Aldridge design for the poster for the Morrissey/Warhol film Chelsea Girls? There's really not much that can be said, is there? This piece of art just... is. A stunning piece of bravura that you either love or you don't. If you can't see what's so great about this piece of design by simply looking at it then nothing I, nor anyone else, can say is going to change your opinion.
This work would probably be higher in the countdown if it didn't feel so solely as a piece of art that was later used for a poster. The posters numbered 12-1 are all destinctly pieces of film art, whereas this Chelsea Girls poster feels like art used as a poster. Classic art, brilliant art, beguiling art.