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  • Italian Movie Poster Names and Sizes - A Downloadable Infographic

    Having provided in depth coverage of the movie poster names and formats from most popular countries, we have now turned our attention to a series of handy Infographics. Each summarises the  poster formats of a single country.

    As we have commented before, some of the most beautiful pieces of movie poster art are found on non-English movie posters, and, Italy has provided its fair share of stunners.

    That is where we are heading...

  • UK Movie Poster Names and Sizes - A Downloadable Infographic

    Movie posters are produced around the world and the myriad of different names and sizes can be confusing.

    We thought it now time to sum these up in a series of handy downloadable Infographics. Our second Infographic covers the posters of the United Kingdom... 

  • U.S. Movie Poster Formats - A Downloadable Infographic...

    Perhaps aptly for a blog that focusses on Original Movie Posters, we are well aware that a picture paints a thousand words.

    So, in this and the next few posts in the series, we are providing free Infographics on the movie poster formats from each of the main movie poster producing countries. 

    In this, the first Infographics post, we cover posters from the United States.

  • Movie Poster Sizes - An International Summary

    In previous posts in the 'Poster Names and Sizes' series we have deep-dived on the movie poster names, sizes and formats of specific countries.

    This post provides an overall summary, giving poster sizes for all of the countries we have covered so far.  

    Why not bookmark it / add it your favourites as your one stop handy reference?

  • Australian Movie Posters - Names and Sizes

    In previous blog posts in the "Poster Names and Sizes" series we have looked at movie poster formats from the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy and Japan. 

    In this post, we travel half way across the World from Art of the Movies H.Q. and take a look at the land of strange creatures - the Kangaroo, the Duck-Billed Platypus and the Australian Daybill.

  • What are Lobby Cards / Front of House Cards?

    As the name suggests, Lobby Cards (as they are called in the U.S.) or Front of House Cards (as they are known in the U.K.), were designed for display in the lobbies and customer-facing areas of a cinema / movie theatre.

    In this blog post, we take a closer look at them, the smallest of movie posters...

  • Japanese Movie Posters - Names and Sizes

    Here at Art of the Movies, we source original vintage movie posters from all over the World, including the land of the Chirashi, Tatekan and STB movie posters. 

    In previous blog posts we’ve explained the terms used to describe U.S., U.K., French and Italian movie posters. In this post, we focus on Japanese movie poster formats...

  • Italian Movie Posters - Names and Sizes...

    Here at Art of the Movies, we source original movie posters from all over the World. In our Catalogue you'll find amazing posters from the U.S., China, Japan, Australia and across Europe.

    Italy, the land of Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci, has given us some of the most stylish movie posters of the past sixty years. In this blog post, we'll explain terms such as “Locandina” and “Foglio” as we look  at Italian movie poster formats...

  • French Movie Posters - Names and Sizes

    In previous blog posts we have explored the names and sizes of U.S. and U.K. movie posters. In this post, we turn to mainland Europe and explore French movie poster names and sizes, including one of our favourite formats, the "Grande"...
  • U.K. Movie Posters - Names and Sizes...

    In a previous blog post, we explored U.S. movie poster formats and sizes. In this post, we take a look at the world of the quad and the crown, by focussing on the formats of U.K. posters.
  • U.S. Movie Posters - Names and Sizes...

    The majority of original movie posters in our Catalogue are from the home of the Hollywood, the United States. Terms like 'one sheet' and 'insert' can be quite confusing. In this blog post we explore U.S. formats and sizes...