Philip Gips, a graphic artist who created many celebrated movie posters, including those for “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Alien,” which hinted at the terror audiences would experience but gave away nothing of the films ’ plots, died on Oct. 3 in a hospital in White Plains. He was 88.
His son Michael said the cause was complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia.
Starting in the 1960s, Mr. Gips — sometimes in collaboration with Stephen Frankfurt, a friend and his partner in a Manhattan advertising agency — created a succession of posters with imagery that captured the essence of the movies they advertised.
“He was an equal giant among his peers in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s” like Bill Gold and Bob Peak, said Dwight Cleveland, a collector and the author of “Cinema on Paper: The Graphic Genius of Movie Posters” (2019).