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Cinema’s unquenchable thirst for vampires celebrated in posters
The author of a new visual history of bloodsucker films talks about their enduring appeal - and picks some of his favourite posters

Killian Fox

22, Oct, 2022 @4:00 PM

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The Michelangelo of the movie poster: Renato Casaro picks his best film art
His windswept, airbrushed canvases have given shape to landmark films for decades, from Solaris to Dances With Wolves. Now 86, the designer looks back at his highlights

Sam Moore

14, Sep, 2022 @10:14 AM

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Scarlet O’Haha: why do film posters for comedies always have huge red letters?
From The Nan Movie to Fun with Dick and Jane, ads for comedies nearly always follow one distinctive style. Why is this and when did it start? The humble bus shelter may have the answer

Amelia Tait

09, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Brian Barnes obituary
Other lives: Muralist and community artists whose bold work lit up parts of south London

Steve Lobb

28, Dec, 2021 @5:01 PM

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‘They created a new blueprint’: the legacy of Blaxploitation film posters
The genre, which some find tasteless and others empowering, is being explored at a new exhibition with a focus on poster designs

Dream McClinton

16, Sep, 2021 @2:44 PM

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Spooky spirits and pandemic portraits – the week in art
Chichester raises a pint to a London Underground poster designer, Danh Vo explores where Catholicism and consumerism meet, and artists pay heartfelt tribute to Covid sufferers

Jonathan Jones

04, Sep, 2020 @1:00 PM

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'Enough is enough': an urgent art campaign to help vote Trump out
Enough of Trump is a new initiative involving a collection of artists who aim to inspire US voters to make an informed decision this November

Nadja Sayej

27, Jul, 2020 @8:04 AM

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Museum of Covid-19: the story of the crisis told through everyday objects
Scrawled signs, neon rainbows, flour mania … the V&A’s collectors are creating a show for our times, targeting the everyday objects taking on new meaning in the coronavirus age

Oliver Wainwright

04, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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How we made the Keep Calm and Carry On poster
‘When I’m asked why it’s so popular, I always say the same thing: it’s cheaper than antidepressants’

Interviews by Malcolm Jack

20, Apr, 2020 @2:46 PM

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Off the wall: the enduring impact of the printed poster
The visual history of protest – and promotion – would be nothing without ink and paper, writes Patrick Burgoyne

Patrick Burgoyne

18, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Character reference: how movie marketing is eating itself
Character posters are ruining films before they are released. Surely these pointless ads only dilute a movie’s campaign?

Stuart Heritage

05, Nov, 2019 @4:05 PM

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Wakey wakey! The artists healing our sleep-deprived world
From experiments in light deprivation to ‘unfitness monitors’, works by Douglas Coupland and others in this urgent exhibition resist the 24/7 demands of late capitalism

Stuart Jeffries

28, Oct, 2019 @2:56 PM

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