Howdy, pardner! Step back in time, saddle up and head west!

By Mike Jackson

Posted on Sunday, August 20th, 2023

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Vintage movie posters of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s often packed powerful punches of both color and expressive lettering. Westerns were the movie genre of the time and dominated the big screens. Dynamic posters, usually illustrated and hand lettered, became the norm. They teased the viewers with action-packed scenes and often stylized portraits.

Most of the movie titles and headlines were rugged, yet colorful and legible. The posters, when viewed as a whole, are powerful, expressive and exciting. I’ve always found them to be fun to both view and study.

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Mike and Darla Jackson operate Golden Studios in Loveland, Colorado, and do a variety of sign-related projects. Mike’s website is His email address is You can see more of Mike’s photos at and