The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • In Case You Missed the Superbowl - Some Amazing New Trailers!

    Given the time difference here in the UK, only the most ardent American Football fan is likely to have stayed up to see the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers to Superbowl 54.

    Those who didn't may also have missed the premiere of a number of fantastic trailers for upcoming blockbusters and the chance to relive another Groundhog Day!

    You can watch them all here...

  • Tom Chantrell and the Star Wars 'Style C' Quad - A Fantastic New Documentary...

    Asked for our favourite movie posters, one of the first on the list has to be the UK ‘Style C’ Quad for the original Star Wars film. It captures the action and adventure of the movie like no other poster.

    We were delighted to come across a fantastic documentary by Convex Films focused on the legendary artist responsible for the poster, Mr. Tom Chantrell...

  • Why Are Most Modern Movie Posters Double-Sided?

    Today, nearly all movie posters are printed double-sided. It wasn’t always that way. It wasn’t until the late 1980s / early 1990s that it became common practice.

    It is more difficult and it is more expensive. So why bother?

    In this blog post we answer the question "Why are movie posters double-sided?"

  • The Artists - The Movie Posters of John Alvin

    When an artist / illustrator / designer has had such a major influence on twentieth century culture, it is hard to know where to start...

    Steven Spielberg's E.T?
    Tim Burton's Batman?
    Ridley Scott's Blade Runner?
    Disney's The Lion King?


    Just a few highlights of the extraordinary work of movie poster legend Mr. John Alvin...

  • A Fantastic Jurassic Short!

    2018's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" left us in a world where dinosaurs roamed the U.S. mainland.

    We have to wait until 2021 for the final episode of the trilogy, but, in 2019, a new eight-minute short, "Battle At Big Rock" surfaced...

    It's well worth a watch!

  • Bonhams’ December Auction Results Featuring Some Tom Jung Gems…

    In December, continuing their long-standing collaboration, Bonhams Auctioneers and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) held their “TCM Presents … 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year” auction.

    In this unusually named auction there were a few stand out pieces for the movie poster enthusiast and they all came from the personal collection of movie poster legend Tom Jung...

  • What is a Movie Poster Light Box?

    Have you noticed the movie posters at your local cinema?

    They radiate light, just like the movie screen.

    Ever wonder how it's done? 

    It's the magic of a cinema light box...

  • How Many Times Do You Visit The Cinema? UK Cinema Attendance 1935 - 2018...

    How many times did you visit the cinema in 2019? We averaged a couple of times a month. Given what we do, I imagine that's not a surprise.

    What about the average cinema goer? How has that changed over the past few years? 

    We decided to do a little research with the help of the excellent UK Cinema Association. What we found was a surprising and fascinating story...

  • Taking a look ahead at the 2020 Blockbusters...

    2019 has been a phenomenal year for the movie lover. Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 4, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Joker and Frozen II led the way, with a whole host of fantastic films filling the screens around them.

    With the return of James Bond, Doctor Dolittle and Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, 2020 looks set to be another great one.

    So, here are our pick of the trailers for the first half of 2020...

  • A Very Merry Christmas!

    We would like to thank you all for helping to make 2019 such a fantastic year. We hope that you all have an amazing 2020.

    Our 2019 Christmas cards featured some of our favourite quotes from the best Christmas movies.

    Didn't recognise yours? No problem. You can find them all below. 

  • Japanese Movie Poster Names and Sizes - A Downloadable Infographic

    Together with the many beautiful posters for local releases, Japanese movie posters often provide fantastic unique artwork for western films too. For the collector looking out for the unusual, they are must see posters. 

    So, this week, we head east to size up the Chirashi, the Nakazuri and the Tatekan!

  • Christmas is Fast Approaching!

    Christmas is approaching as fast as The Polar Express. Soon we will all be curled up in comfy chairs to eat too much, drink a little and watch "Elf", "It's A Wonderful Life", "Die Hard" (is that a festive movie?) and of course "Home Alone".

    Before we do that, there are loved ones to think of and carefully chosen gifts to track down. Don't get stung by postal times - order early.

    Details inside...