A black cat works magic to lure patrons in to “Chat Noir,” the nightclub in this poster by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859 – 1923). Originally a textile designer, Steinlen is best known as an illustrator who created posters of cabarets and music hall performers incorporating his signature cats. The Chat Noir, a lively Montmartre cabaret, published a journal illustrated by Steinlen, who created hundreds of images for French magazines.
To close out their first year, the Poster Boys reflect on theatrical film poster design in 2015, sharing some of the pieces that caught their eye throughout the year and discussing the industry’s recent tropes and trends. They also chat with the artists behind two of their favorite posters of the ye