The Art of Italian Spaghetti Western Film Posters

(Sebastian) #1

Ultra Wild West: The Art of Italian “Spaghetti Western” Film Posters
by Joe Westwood (Editor)

Coming January 2019


As a professional magazine illustrator and Spaghetti Western fan I can appreciate that.


Tell us more, amigo!


I’ve watched A LOT of Italian movies, particularly westerns, solely based on their posters. And even if the movies are different than the posters or don’t quite live up to the mood or anticipation the imagery evoked, the mental imprint of the poster and movie are still inseparable to a strong degree.

This site has maybe 1/20th of the images I’ve had published. Massimo is my SW name :grinning:


My bedroom is covered in framed Spaghetti Western locandina. I’m also guilty of seeking out films based on their fun titles as well as the artwork.


Even the motion graphics added to the coolness like in this Taste of Killing aka The Lanky Gunman trailer


Impressive work ! Thanks for the link :smiley:


Thanks, Aldo!

(El Indio) #9

I can’t wait to get this book. But every mention of it, through either Amazon or other sources don’t list how many posters are in the book, or which ones. Does anyone here have the list?


This is the one that I have hanging in my Living Room! it’s a reprint. I kinda wanted to get one with the Italian title on it, but I knew I’d have to explain what it was constantly. so I took the simpler route.

I’ve admired all the original poster artwork over the years and would love to check this book out!

(Nick) #11

Heh good choice for the book cover! It’ll be neat to finally have one of these poster books in English. The Macaroni Postura Taizen is another great book but is unfortunately all in Japanese. They just released another edition as well but it looks like it’s out of print already.