60 episodes

The Poster Boys are Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith, two designers who get together and discuss all things graphic design, share their influences, and explore and celebrate the titans of poster design history. Schaefer and Smith both work as poster designers in today’s film industry, working with clients including The Criterion Collection, IFCFilms, Oscilloscope, Death Waltz Recording Company, and Janus Films. Look as you listen by following theposterboys.tumblr.com.

The Poster Boys Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith

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The Poster Boys are Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith, two designers who get together and discuss all things graphic design, share their influences, and explore and celebrate the titans of poster design history. Schaefer and Smith both work as poster designers in today’s film industry, working with clients including The Criterion Collection, IFCFilms, Oscilloscope, Death Waltz Recording Company, and Janus Films. Look as you listen by following theposterboys.tumblr.com.

    59: 2019 In Review

    59: 2019 In Review

    For the final episode of The Poster Boys, designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith round up the most notable movie posters of 2019, celebrating some of their personal favorites while reflecting on general trends in key art, festival posters, design agencies, and other aspects of the industry.

    • 2 hrs 21 min
    58: Martin Scorsese

    58: Martin Scorsese

    With Martin Scorsese’s critically-acclaimed new film THE IRISHMAN hitting theaters and Netflix this month, poster designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith take a look back at the posters of Scorsese’s filmography. From his early iconic classics like MEAN STREETS and THE KING OF COMEDY to his additional DeNiro collaborations TAXI DRIVER and RAGING BULL, as well as his genre diversions AFTER HOURS and BRINGING OUT THE DEAD.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    57: Movie Posters of the 70’s - Part 2

    57: Movie Posters of the 70’s - Part 2

    It’s the Movie Posters of the 70′s - PART TWO! This month on The Poster Boys podcast, designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith complete their annual deep-dive into American film posters from an entire decade; this time: the 1970’s. In the second of an epic two-part special, The Poster Boys round out their list of favorite and noteworthy graphic designs from a tremendous decade of key art.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    56: Movie Posters of the 70’s - Part 1

    56: Movie Posters of the 70’s - Part 1

    Sam & Brandon dive into American film posters from an entire decade; this time: the 1970’s. In the first of an epic two-part special, The Poster Boys look at key art contributions by legendary illustrators of the era including Milton Glaser, Richard Amsel, Ted Coconis, and Jack Davis, as well as contributions from countless other designers and illustrators who created challenging and memorable poster art in an analog era long before today’s design technologies emerged.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    55: Fischer-Nosbisch

    55: Fischer-Nosbisch

    This month on The Poster Boys podcast, designers Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith celebrate the movie poster designs of Dorothea Fischer-Nosbisch and Fritz Fischer, partners and unsung heroes who designed stunning posters and programs for Atlas Films in 1960′s Germany alongside like Hans Hillmann, Heinz Edelmann, and other members of their award-winning design collective NOVUM which they founded.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    54: Disney Renaissance

    54: Disney Renaissance

    With Disney’s Aladdin now in theaters and their upcoming release of The Lion King arriving this summer, The Poster Boys head back to their animated origins by diving into the Disney Renaissance! From The Little Mermaid to Tarzan, Brandon and Sam look back on and discuss the process behind some of Disney’s most iconic film posters from 1989 to 1999.

    • 1 hr 30 min

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