English title: Jaws
Poster title: ジヨーズ
Artist: Kastel, Roger (1931-)
Poster Year: 1975
Poster Origin: Japanese
Size: speed 10x28" (26x72cm)
Film title: Jaws
Film Year: 1975
Film Origin: USA
Film Directors: Steven Spielberg
Film Plot: When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
This was the movie that set the mold for the modern summer blockbuster. While during this time frame it was common for other countries to use their own art for film posters, Roger Kastel’s iconic shark design was so impactful that it was used near universally (only a few exceptions in Eastern European). In fact, the original shark image was first designed for the paperback edition of Peter Benchley’s novel while Kastel was employed with Bantam Books — Universal was so taken with the design that it was used unchanged.
This Japanese speed poster is a great compact and reasonably priced design that really highlights Kastel’s iconic artwork.