28 11, 2021

Last Order Dates for Christmas 2021

By |2021-11-28T22:25:58+00:00November 28, 2021|Categories: Poster Art|

December is nearly upon us and there's less than four weeks until Christmas! We will continue to be trading online in tandem with the Soho Cinema Poster Store and Gallery over the next few weeks. If you need any orders to arrive before 25th December the final order date for all posters that don't require additional framing is Monday 20th December. Please note if you want to add a custom frame to a currently unframed poster, as it takes 2 weeks to process a poster through our framer, hence the final order date for this is Friday 10th December. [...]

12 11, 2021

Cinema Poster Gallery Launching Shop & Gallery in Soho, London

By |2021-12-02T13:06:56+00:00November 12, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Cultural Landmarks, Framing, Investment, James Bond Posters, Poster Art|

We are pleased to announce that Cinema Poster Gallery will be running a limited time gallery and pop up store in Soho, London in December 2021. For a while we have wanted to put the gallery’s collection of posters on display to the public. We feel there is no better place to do this than in our home in Central London. Around 12-15 of our favourite and most popular posters will be framed and hung on the walls. We will also have browsers with a large selection of additional unframed original cinema posters, all available to [...]

28 08, 2021

Cinema Posters in the News

By |2021-09-04T08:20:34+01:00August 28, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Investment, Poster Art|

Cinema Posters made the national newspapers this week in the form of an article in the Telegraph, accompanied by an image of a UK cinema poster for 'For Your Eyes Only'. The reason for the coverage, as is often the case, is an upcoming auction at Sotheby's. The auction takes place on 7th September 21 and the full catalogue can be found on Sotheby's website. According to an expert from the auction, while Sean Connery James Bond posters remain the most popular. However, Roger Moore James Bond posters have doubled in value in the last 5 years. Another point from [...]

1 07, 2021

The Beatles in Cinema Posters

By |2021-09-04T08:20:55+01:00July 1, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Poster Art|

The Beatles, and their music, are a gift that continues to give with new legions of fans constantly emerging. Merchandise and memorabilia associated with the band also remains hugely popular. Film's and documentaries about the Beatles probably now run into the hundreds. However, there are five motion pictures in which the band appear and these are considered the 'Beatles films'. The five films are A Hard Days Night (1964), Help (1965), Magical Mystery Tour (1967), Yellow Submarine (1968), and Let It Be (1970). The films all had cinema releases, and the posters associated with them are, of course, highly coveted. [...]

2 04, 2021

Cinema Posters as Fine Art

By |2021-04-26T11:04:54+01:00April 2, 2021|Categories: Collecting, Investment, Poster Art|

Last week’s blog article on our website about BANKSY got us thinking about the similarities, and differences, between the market for cinema posters and other types of Fine Art. In this article, by answering a series of questions, we compare the two markets. What is Fine Art? The Cambridge Dictionary provides a good definition. Fine Art is drawings, paintings, and sculptures that are admired for their beauty and have no practical use. Are cinema posters considered to be Fine Art? A cinema poster is initially printed for a practical reason – to promote a film. At a later stage when [...]

18 02, 2021

Great Cinema Poster Books

By |2021-04-26T11:04:55+01:00February 18, 2021|Categories: Collecting, James Bond Posters, Poster Art|

We are always on the lookout for great books about cinema posters. It is a relatively sparse field of study by today’s standards. Nevertheless, there are some excellent books in circulation discussing the subject of moive posters. With collectors very much in mind, they have wonderful images and discussions about the history of our beloved pastime/enterprise. The following books are some of our favourites. Selling the Movie (Ian Haydn Smith) Ian Haydn Smith is as UK-based film journalist, editor of Curzon and BFI Filmmakers magazine, and somewhat prolific writer of top-quality books on Film and Cinema. ‘Selling the Movie’ is [...]

10 11, 2020

Cinema Posters that are Design Classics

By |2021-04-26T11:04:56+01:00November 10, 2020|Categories: Poster Art|Tags: , , , |

Often what draws us to a cinema poster is a love of the film, the actors in the image or an exquisite piece of artwork. However sometimes the attraction is different and the lines, curves or contours of the poster appeal to our innate love of symmetry. A design that appears almost simplistic at first serves up some magic and draws the viewer for an extra moment. This of course is a very personal reaction and there are thousands of posters that can be considered design classics. In this article we will at three. The Longest Day UK Quad Poster [...]

11 09, 2020

Andy Warhol Cinema Posters

By |2021-04-26T11:04:57+01:00September 11, 2020|Categories: Poster Art|Tags: , |

Walking around the brilliant and intensely quiet Andy Warhol exhibition in the Tate Modern recently got me wondering if the pop artist had ever produced a cinema poster. Warhol produced his own films and numerous portraits of famous actors (Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor can be seen in the Tate exhibition), so why not a movie poster(s)? Exiting through the gift shop I found a book – Andy Warhol: The Complete Commissioned Posters 1964-1987 by Paul Marechal – that answered my question. The book indexes fifty-two posters produced by Warhol to promote a product or event, raise funds or support [...]

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