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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.

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...
Inside the World of Mondo Poster Art

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 mor...
Vintage 1950s Posters Discovered in London Underground Station

Vintage 1950s Posters Discovered in London Underground Station

From within the dark and gloom of a disused passageway at Notting Hill tube station in West London, comes an astonishing array of vintage posters from 1950s bursting with colour and offering a fascinating insight into London’s past.The posters w...
Vintage Movie Posters Discovered in Berwick and Pennsylvania

Vintage Movie Posters Discovered in Berwick and Pennsylvania

In this article we will cover the documented movie poster discoveries that have been made in recent years. We have seen two major discoveries, one in Berwick and one in Pennsylvania and through the article we will cover how they were found and what happened...
The Collectors Guide to Movie Poster Books

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 l...
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...
Movie Posters, Film Stars and Cult Status

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 i...
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 ...
What Are The Top 10 Most Valuable Movie Posters?

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...
The Illustrated World Of Movie Posters By Drew Struzan

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...
For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection

For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection

Madame Tussauds in London have for the first time put the wax figures of all six James Bonds, with five completely new wax 007s joining the existing figure of Daniel Craig. To coincide with the release of Spectre in 2015, Madame Tussauds put the complete ...
Vintage Circus Posters from The Jaap Best Collection

Vintage Circus Posters from The Jaap Best Collection

HISTORY OF THE CIRCUSA circus is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, unicyclists, as...
The Prints Of Darkness

The Prints Of Darkness

Before TV and radio, the main way of reaching the public was with large, eye-catching posters with theatres, silent film and opera advertising with colourful images fixed to walls or fences. Unfortunately most of these images have been lost or destroyed,...
Robert McGinnis - The Man Behind The Movie Posters

Robert McGinnis - The Man Behind The Movie Posters

Robert McGinnis, at age 91, may not be a household name, but his book covers, movie posters, and “McGinnis Girl” femme fatales sure are. Meet the man behind some of history’s most iconic movie posters, From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to James Bond....
Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters

A collection of modern films reimagined as classic Hollywood movie posters created by the talented illustrator Peter Stults. Started in 2012, The What If series is now on part eight. Peter showcases all of his creations on his Behance profile.
A Night At The Drive-In Vintage Movie Posters

A Night At The Drive-In Vintage Movie Posters

On 6th June 1933, the first-ever drive-in movie theater, located on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey opened. The cost was 25 cents per car and 25 cents per person, with no group paying more than one dollar. A drive-in theater (or as more commonly...
History Of Black Cinema Through Movie Posters

History Of Black Cinema Through Movie Posters

A fascinating new book charts not only the increasing presence and importance of African-Americans in film, but also how they have been portrayed on posters by artists in Hollywood and beyond. John Duke Kisch, who compiled the book from his personal collection...
James Bond Movie Poster Art Reimagined by Alain Bossuyt

James Bond Movie Poster Art Reimagined by Alain Bossuyt

Alain Bossuyt, an Illustrator and Graphic Designer from Lille, channels Bass par excellence in these movie posters that act both as posthumous tribute to Bass and spot-on conceptual re-imagining of what would have happened if Saul Bass had ever worked...
Movie Posters That Missed The Final Cut

Movie Posters That Missed The Final Cut

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY...BILL GOLDA gallery that should comfort any struggling young graphic artist is revealed for the first time today: the movie posters that missed the final cut, the ones that got away, rejected original versions of posters...

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