Sunday, July 22, 2018

RIP MAC (Macari Gómez Quibus)

Poster artist Macari Gómez Quibus died in Olesa de Montserrat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain on July 20th. He was 92. Born in Reus, Tarragona, Spain on March 8, 1926, the cartoonist Macario Gómez Quibus developed an impressive career making the Spanish versions of posters of great Hollywood films such as “The Ten Commandments” and “Doctor Zhivago”, but also of Spanish films such as “El Verdugo”, “El Stroller” and “The Big Gundown” and “For a Few Dollars More plus several editions for the Sitges Festival. Mac has been recognized in his country as the last great poster designer.  More than 4,000 creations, including posters, guides, press pens and video covers, testify to his great artistic skills, which he’s also received recognition in Hollywood. In 2006, Filmoteca Española paid tribute to the artist's career with an exhibition in which 75 of his best-known works were seen, recognition that was joined by all kinds of international personalities, from Charlton Heston to Kirk Douglas to Salvador Dali.

To get an idea of the artist’s work see the attached link to see a gallery of his work.

1 comment:

  1. Very impressive, indeed. R.I.P., Maestro!
    Stephan, from Brazil