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Want to find out about movie poster designs that were rejected and missed out on being released? How has black cinema been depicted in movie posters? Movie posters featured at drive-in theatres? Modern movie posters reimagined as a classic of Hollywood’s golden era?

Well you have come to the right place, our movie poster blog covers a wide and varied range of subjects from biographies on James Bond actors to movie posters previously thought to be have been lost in history.

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Alternative James Bond Posters by Mike Mahle

Developed by digital artist/designer and illustrator Mike Mahle, this collection of alternative James Bond posters takes iconic elements from the 007 films over the years and utilises them within each poster. Mike said, “In 2012–2013 I worked on creating a poster for each and every official 007 films. I didn’t want to depict certain scenes ...
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James Bond Anthology

James Bond Anthology

Commander James Bond is a Senior Operational Officer with British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). He is the most valuable member of the ultra-covert elite force within Her Majesty's Secret Service known as the Double O branch. Known by his code number OO7, the members of which are literally licensed to kill in the performance of ...
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Inside the World of Mondo Poster Art

WHO ARE MONDO? The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain was founded in 1995 and opened its first cinema in Austin, Texas. The current CEO and Founder Tim League then opened a t-shirt printing business in 2004 and called it Mondo. As the Drafthouses became more popular, Mondo became involved in printing the various posters for events being shown. Soon, the posters ...
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Rare and Vintage Movie Posters Discoveries

In this article we will cover the documented movie poster discoveries that have been made in recent years. We have seen some major discoveries, featuring never before seen images from some of the world most notable actors. Through the article we will cover how they were found and what happened to them once discovered. EARLY ...
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The Collectors Guide to Movie Poster Books

Books are a great way to learn about the fascinating world of movie poster collecting and represent an inexpensive way to enjoy hundreds of movie posters of your favourite films at home. However, not all books are created equal, so I have compiled a list of some of the best movie poster books ever published based on ...
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Best Movie Posters of the Decades

Best Movie Posters of the Decades…

In celebration of movie poster design, I have assembled my favourite movie posters through the decades. The journey starts at the current decade, 2010 but will go through the decades and cover from the first movie poster known, L’Arroseur Arrosé right up to the present day. I have not included any Mondo or other fan ...
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Movie Posters, Film Stars and Cult Status

Movie posters are a powerful visual element that promotes a film’s themes and narrative. Movie posters for a long period of time were a significant part of the film industry and vital for advertising. Before the digital age, movie posters were important for circulating a film star’s persona and embodying a film’s cult status. The ...
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The Evolution Of Film And Its Impact On The Movie Poster

Evolution Of Film And Its Impact On The Movie Poster

As movies transitioned from simple moving pictures to a storytelling medium, their popularity drastically increased throughout the U.S. and Europe. As a result, they soon required advertising to alert people when and where they would be shown. The movie poster was born and has been used as a medium to promote films ever since with the ...
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What Are The Top 10 Most Valuable Movie Posters?

After the National Screen Service (NSS) ceased most of its movie posters which they had stored in warehouses around the US and UK, ended up in the hands of private collectors and dealers. Today, there is a thriving collectables market in movie posters and some have become very valuable. The very first auction by a ...
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The Illustrated World Of Movie Posters By Drew Struzan

Drew Struzan is movie poster artist known for his work on more than 150 movie posters. He has created some of the most iconic movie posters of the last 30 years, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Blade Runner. George Lucas has ...
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