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Archive for the ‘Poster’ Category

  • Make it Big – Advertising Billboards

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    Recently we’ve seen Roy Lichtenstein unveil a massive promotional poster for his first art exhibition and we’ve gazed at the Rock and Roll (and soul) billboards on Sunset strip.  Now we cast our net a bit further as we take a look at some huge...

  • Queen of The Galaxy – Ten Barbarella Posters

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    If you’ve never heard of the 1968 French-Italian sci-fi film Barbarella and you’re feeling a little inquisitive then we suggest you check it out – it’s fairly easy to get hold of these days. As with a lot of cult films it bombed on its initial...

  • The Art of Joseph Smith – Film Posters

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    Unknowingly we’ve posted artwork by Joseph Smith before in our Biker Movie posters post – He illustrated the wonderful film poster for Werewolves on Wheels (the poster’s better than the film). Smith’s most well-known work is the poster...

  • Frank Horr – Man of Mystery

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    When we put together a post we like to do some research and get a bit of background detail to not only satiate our never-ending thirst for knowledge (!) but also to share the information we’ve obtained with our good readers – just posting pictures up...

  • Hanging Out with Diana Ross

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    So far the Hanging out with series has been male dominated with appearances from Keith Moon, Muhammad Ali and Jimi Hendrix. In this latest installment we introduce our first lady -The supreme soul singing sensation Diana Ross.   In this post...

  • Films of The Stoneage – Prehistoric Movie Posters

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    Since film studios started using computer generated imagery on monster movies like Jurassic park, most of these movies now look very dated, whether it’s “The Valley of Gwangi” where cowboys meets dinosaurs or the time forgetting...

  • Grande Ballroom Detroit – Concert Postcards

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    Michigan graphic artist Gary Grimshaw and illustrator Carl Lundgren were the designers responsible for these colourful postcards that promoted concerts at the Detroit Grande Ballroom during the sixties. Their kaleidoscopic designs were not just for the...

  • London Film Festival Posters

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    The London Film Festival started way back in 1953. The annual event was founded by a group of film critics who thought that London deserved it’s own festival. They also decided that the event would be different from other festivals like Cannes and...

  • Martial Arts – Seventies Film Posters

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    In a 2007 interview Quentin Tarantino said “Grindhouses were usually in the ghetto. Or they were the big old downtown movie theaters that sometimes stayed open all night long, for all the bums. At the grindhouse that I went to, every week there was the...

  • The Art of Bob Peak

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    If you’ve ever cast your eyes over the film posters of Apocalypse Now, Superman, My Fair Lady, Rollerball, Star Trek and The Spy Who Loved Me – to name a few, then you’ve already seen the artwork of American illustrator Bob Peak. The Denver...