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A Guide to Linen Backing

By |2023-10-13T08:53:34+01:00October 12, 2023|Categories: Authenticity, Collecting|

The words ‘linen-backed’ can be found all over the Cinema Poster Gallery website and in this article, we will do a deep dive into the subject. We will look at the benefits of backing a poster and examine the process, skills and materials required to back a poster to the highest standard. Two major benefits  of linen backing could be summarised as Aesthetic Improvement & Restoration. Aesthetics With some exceptions, nearly all original cinema posters printed before the 1980s were folded after they were printed. By adhering a poster to a flat surface, linen-backing removes the fold lines from [...]

The Cinema Posters of Drew Struzan

By |2023-10-13T15:00:29+01:00June 21, 2023|Categories: Poster Art|

Time Magazine described Drew Struzan as the ‘Last Movie Poster Artist.’ The description carries both a note of celebration (of the artists work and importance) and regret (as photo and photoshop increasingly replaced illustration as the principal medium of film posters). Having looked at the art of Saul Bass and Robert McGinnis previously, the ‘Last Movie Poster Artist’ feels like a good choice to bookend this series for now. We will focus on the process of creating the final poster(s) for a film in a non-linear timeline. By relaying comments from the excellent book, The Art of Drew Struzan (Titan [...]

The Film Posters of Robert McGinnis

By |2023-06-23T11:44:07+01:00December 2, 2022|Categories: Poster Art|

Our most recent movie poster artist profile focused on Saul Bass. This time we examine the work of an artist who could not be more different in style -Robert McGinnis. Still alive and working at 96, the American artist's main body of work is often described as illustration. This can be largely attributed to the artist's popularity in the world of commerce, and he has produced work for book covers, magazines, and, of course, movie posters. Robert McGinnis was born in Ohio in 1926 and had a love of art throughout his childhood. After High School, he travelled west [...]

Photographs from our BOXPARK Gallery

By |2023-04-26T11:10:18+01:00July 2, 2022|Categories: Pop Ups, Poster Art|

BOXPARK is a completely innovative, and very successful, retail experience. The shops are 40 foot shipping containers stacked side by side and one of these containers has been our home for the past 5 days. Here are some of the photographs... Original UK Quad Posters for Leon and Goldfinger and a US One Sheet Poster for The Jungle Book on display at our BOXPARK gallery. Posters for The Jungle Book, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Raiders of the Lost Ark amongst others on display at our BOXPARK gallery.   Original Posters for Trainspotting, Star Wars, [...]

Cinema Poster Gallery at BOXPARK Shoreditch

By |2023-04-26T11:10:33+01:00May 24, 2022|Categories: Pop Ups|

.......NOW OPEN UNTIL 3 JULY 22..... We are pleased to announce that we will be running a gallery and store in BOXPARK, Shoreditch, London for one week only between 27th June and 3 July 2022. In December 2021, Cinema Poster Gallery ran its first pop-up shop and gallery in Soho, London. It was a hugely enjoyable experience both for ourselves and those who came to view the original cinema posters on display, and we just had to do it again..... We will make every effort to freshen up the posters on display. 80% of the posters in frames will [...]

What is the difference between a Double Sided and Single Sided Cinema Poster?

By |2023-10-13T15:03:00+01:00May 19, 2022|Categories: Collecting|

A single-sided poster is white on the reverse. Generally, posters that were printed before the year 2000 will be single-sided. A Double-sided poster has the exact same image printed on the reverse. This makes them harder and more expensive to print. An example of this can be seen in the Spectre photo in the article image.  The reason posters are printed double-sided is to enable the poster to be put in a cinema lightbox. Shining a light behind a double-sided poster illuminates the colors of the poster. Without a lightbox being used a single-sided and double-sided poster will look exactly [...]

Offset Lithography and authenticating Cinema Posters

By |2023-06-23T11:41:04+01:00April 29, 2022|Categories: Authenticity|

In this article, we talk about Offset Lithography and why a basic understanding of this printing method can be useful in authenticating cinema posters. Nearly all original cinema posters are printed using offset lithography. Verifying that this printing method has been used is an important step in verifying the authenticity of posters. Offset Lithography uses printing plates. Fakes, on the other hand, are generally scans of original posters which are then printed using inkjet or laser. The Offset Printing Process Four colours are used when printing with offset lithography. The colours are cyan, magenta, yellow and black and they form [...]

The Film Posters of Saul Bass

By |2023-06-23T11:41:13+01:00January 30, 2022|Categories: Poster Art, SB|

This article is the first of a series in which we will explore some of the great film poster designers and artists.  When we conceived of the idea to produce this series, the only person to start with was Saul Bass. As well as being the most well-known ‘film poster designer’, Saul Bass is probably also the most influential ‘graphic designer’ to have ever lived. Born in Brooklyn in 1920, while studying design  Saul Bass was mentored by the influential Bauhaus theorist György Kepes. Bauhaus has been described as a severe but elegant geometric style carried out with a great [...]

Photographs from the London Shop & Gallery

By |2023-04-26T11:11:56+01:00December 8, 2021|Categories: Pop Ups, Poster Art|

Our temporary shop and gallery at 33 Great Windmill Street, Soho is now closed. We thought long and hard about which posters to frame for the gallery. In the end we opted for a range of colours and sizes, in the hope they would complement each other. The framed posters are all in excellent condition, generally rolled or linen  backed and ready to be hung in a welcoming home. From left to right in the image below you can see a US One Sheet poster for Pulp Fiction, UK Quad posters for 'For Your Eyes Only' and 'Drive' (in [...]

Gift Cards

By |2023-04-28T08:55:42+01:00December 4, 2021|Categories: hidden blog|

Unsure of what gift to buy the poster lover in your life? We have it covered... Cinema Poster Gallery has a selection of gift cards available for sale. They come in denominations of £100, £250, £500, £1000 or a custom amount of your choosing. The gift cards envelopes and stationery are beautifully appointed, making these a Cinema Poster Gallery Gift Card a most classy of presents. The vouchers can be used for posters and custom framing. If there is a poster that isn't available on the site, we will work tirelessly to source a copy. More information can be [...]

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