Salut les cubains & You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know.
Poster for two short films by Agnès Varda
Both of these posters were created for an article entitled The Affiches of Agnès, a long-form look at the director's posters for FilmArt, the regular column I used to write for tiff.net
Despite Varda's popularity, I was at first shocked to discover that, unlike many of her nouvelle vague contemporaries, her films had not inspired many modern or fan posters — though in retrospect, the masculinist bias of so much fan culture makes this much less surprising. (Though the article did include a number of exceptions that prove the rule.)
And so, as the capstone on the article, I created posters for Agnès Varda’s short 1963 ode to revolutionary Cuba, Salut les cubains, and her 1986 tribute to the Cinémathèque française, You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know.