Thursday, December 2, 2010

THE ART OF HAMMER: ICONIC POSTERS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

The biggest perk of running this here ol' blog is that amongst the crap DVD's and the less than stellar screeners, something beautiful is given to me that I will cherish for a lifetime.  In the same scenario as the last time Marcus Hearn forced me to fall in love with him, I checked my mail only to find a white piece of paper signaling a pending package awaiting behind the desk. When the large box was placed on the desk, I honestly had no idea what it had contained.  I receive an abundance of free swag, and I often times forget when I'm actually waiting for something.  Let's just say, Titan Books has honestly a tighter hold on my heart than most of the people I interact with on a daily basis.  Their last book, Hammer Glamour, was a look at the gorgeous and infamous women of the Hammer Horror films.  Now, they have sent yet another fabulous book entitled The Art Of Hammer, an archive of the stunning poster art of Hammer Horror films.

"The Art of Hammer is the first ever collection of rare and iconic Hammer film posters, with nearly 300 examples drawn from Hammer’s own archive and private collections from around the world [Titan Books, Oct 2010, $29.95]! Hammer is almost as well known for the way it promoted its films as for the films themselves. The legendary British production company supported each new release with eye-catching posters that have become classics of their kind. Licensed by Coolabi, fully authorized by Hammer Films Productions Ltd and annotated by acclaimed historian Marcus Hearn, (author of the recent bestseller Hammer Glamour) The Art of Hammer is a testament to the company’s pioneering mastery of film promotion, and a celebration of movie art at its best! Over fifty years ago, with the release of The Curse of Frankenstein and Christopher Lee’s iconic performance in Dracula, Hammer Films established itself as an institution and became the most successful British film company of all time. Now, revamped for the 21st Century, Hammer Film Productions Ltd are producing a slate of new movies. The first of these, Let Me In, is due to be released this autumn!" (-From the Press Release).
The Art of Hammer is available now and you can purchase your own

1 comment(s):

Spike Ghost said...

i need this book... their posters are gorgeous.

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