Posters of Atif Yilmaz movies from 50s to 90s

Gocmen P. O.

World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 May 2012, vol.51, pp.144-147 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.134
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.144-147


Atif Yilmaz Batibeki (December 25, 1925 - May 5, 2006) was a renowned film director, screenwriter and film producer. He was almost a legend in the film industry of Turkey with 119 movies directed. In the beginnings of his career, he worked as a film critic, made some paintings and wrote film scripts to earn a living. He made movies both fluent and the ones with mainly social messages. Most of the themes of his movies were taboo in the days they have been taken. Particularly "Mine" and "Her Name is Vasfiye" were revolutions that time with their issue on the sexuality and the reaction of the society. In this research, the posters of Atif Yilmaz's films from 1950s to 1990s were analyzed. With this study, it is aimed to shed light on graphic designs of Turkish film industry of these forty years. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Ayse Cakir Ilhan