The film poster is a noted collectible, some posters having fetched staggering sums at auctions. Notable examples include the 1931 Dracula poster, featuring Bela Lugosi, which sold for over $525,000 in 2017, and the 1927 Metropolis poster, one of which sold for $1.2 million in 2005. These high prices reflect the rarity, historical significance, and enduring appeal of exceptional film posters. The art of cinema in these limited versions limited to a run only of 250 are as collectible.
The allure of the film poster lies in its unique ability to encapsulate the essence of a movie and ignite anticipation and curiosity. Serving as a visual gateway to cinematic worlds, film posters play a crucial role in marketing and promotion. They distill the narrative, mood, and star power into a single striking image or design, often becoming iconic symbols of the films they represent. Many artists (notably our own who has illustratged over 100 real posters himself) are now less prevalent as the poster uses more of the content of its films it promotes.
The history of film posters traces back to the late 19th century, with the advent of cinema. Early posters were often hand-painted or lithographed, reflecting the artistic styles of their time. The 20th century saw the emergence of distinct poster design movements, including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Minimalism, each leaving its mark on the evolution of movie posters. The Golden Age of Hollywood produced iconic poster artists like Saul Bass and Reynold Brown.
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Iologies.com. Cat No: PRI-P1_070
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Ai reimaged art piece then reformatted for high resolution onto an electronic canvas. Original scale equal to at least 1m (unframed) with approx 12-25mm border.
Prints: 170-200 gsm. Uncoated Art Paper / Silk. See Limited Editions.