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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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The End of Original Movie Poster Design

From Anatomy of a Murder (by Saul Bass) to The Thing (by Drew Struzan) a good movie poster can very much be about the work of art as much as its about the film. So why are so many recently released modern posters so uninspiring? Is the industry in crisis? Scarface, Pulp Fiction, Breakfast at ...
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11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About James Bond

11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About James Bond

Know all the secrets of everyones favourite swashbuckling, cocktail-sipping superspy 007, here are 11 things you probably didn't know about James Bond. Having spent over 50 years as a cultural phenomenon, defeating plans for world destruction and riding on insane vehicles — and along the way, he's had more than his fair share of weird ...
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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 and how did it all start? In 1997, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain was founded and opened its first cinema in Austin, Texas. The building was located in the warehouse district and at the time was being used as a parking garage. To distinguished itself from all the other cinemas they offered a food ...
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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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NOW That’s What I Call A Movie Poster

NOW That’s What I Call A Movie Poster!

What is a film without its poster? More than just a bit of marketing, posters have evolved into an art form in their own right, showcasing the blistering work of the world’s greatest illustrators and designers with clever concepts, elegant artwork, and bold original ideas. In celebration of my personal appreciation of movie poster design ...
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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 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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