19 05, 2022

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

By |2022-05-19T17:41:41+01:00May 19, 2022|Categories: Collecting, Poster Art|

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 [...]

30 01, 2022

The Film Posters of Saul Bass

By |2022-05-13T19:45:30+01:00January 30, 2022|Categories: Poster Art|

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 [...]

8 12, 2021

Photographs from the London Shop & Gallery

By |2022-03-30T20:35:33+01:00December 8, 2021|Categories: Cultural Landmarks, 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 [...]

28 11, 2021

Last Order Dates for Christmas 2021

By |2021-12-18T09:11:14+00:00November 28, 2021|Categories: Poster Art|

We will continue to fulfill orders taken on the website, before midnight Tuesday 22th December, in time for Christmas. Any orders taken for framing will be fulfilled after Christmas. We appreciate your understanding on this. Happy Christmas Cinema Poster Gallery Product Type Final Order Date All posters listed as stated on the site Midnight Tuesday 22th December If you add custom framing to a poster Friday 10th December

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 |2022-01-23T20:07:04+00:00July 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 [...]

12 03, 2021

Some movie inspiration!

By |2022-05-13T19:46:40+01:00March 12, 2021|Categories: Poster Art|

As lockdown grinds on we run out of box sets and films to watch. A friend recently claimed to have completed Netflix!!  For this reason, we thought it worth suggesting some movies you may not have seen or haven’t seen in several years. It would be a stretch to call any of them obscure but perhaps they can provide some TV inspiration. Not only are they very entertaining pieces of film, but they also have particularly eye-catching movie posters. Furthermore, we have the posters for all 3 movies on our website priced at£100 or less. Out of Sight (1998) A [...]

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 [...]

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