El Tren Expreso

Movie Posters in Mexico circa 1948–1954, from the collection of Ramón Figueroa

"The posters are a great expression of a time when Mexico made an investment in popular culture as a way to promote the values and virtues that would unify society and consolidate the power of the system. I think it is very interesting that some of the poster artists (such as Josep Renau or Ernesto García Cabral) were also muralists. There is research to be done on the Mexican poster as an example of the aesthetic cohesiveness of government sponsored art in Mexico before the sixties."
—Ramón Figueroa








love the skyline and collaged statue here






Some of the posters are clearly signed, like this one by Renau



















































pepper dress




































Seems pretty racy for 1953!








Previously from this collection: Out of the Bachs (Cuban film posters)