— Movie Poster of the Week: “The Public Enemy” and the Berwick Discovery of Lost Movie Posters

If you think you’ve never seen this poster for William Wellman’s 1931 The Public Enemy before, it’s with good reason. Unseen for decades, it was discovered last fall, along with about 30 others posters from the same era, in an attic in Pennsylvania. The Berwick Discovery, as it is known, is described below by Grey Smith, Director of Heritage Vintage Movie Poster Auctions, who will be auctioning the posters on March 23, as “the most exciting find of my 35 years in the business.”

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— Peter Breese: Illustrator

Yesterday evening, The English Group received a lovely email from US – Michigan – based illustrator Peter Breese, praising us on both our own portfolio of work and our blog – and in taking a moment to check out his works, it’s easy to see why I’m happy to showcase some of his portfolio here.

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— Flowers Of War

I’ve yet to hunt down the best movie posters from last week’s Berlin Film Festival, but I thought this poster for the Chinese film ‘Flowers Of War’ truly beautiful.

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— Nick Park’s first ever film

Here’s a lovely little treat. It’s the first ever animation by Nick Park, the mastermind behind the likes of Wallace & Gromit. Using a Bell & Howell 8mm movie camera, Nick made the animation in 1971 aged just thirteen, using his mothers sewing kit to create the set and characters.

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— In the Mood for Love

Wong Kar-wai’s In The Mood For Love has long been one of my favourite films and, visually, Chris Doyle’s cinematography offers a truly sumptuous treat.

 

This ‘fan’ poster – by Rebecca Leigh – perhaps offers a far more evocative and appropriate take on the movie than the many variations of poster that the distributors issued worldwide upon the film’s release.

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— Mary Pickford

A cute portrait of Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) the Canadian-born actress and film-maker who co-founded the film studio United Artists and was also one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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— Shame

Great minimalist movie poster designs for Steven McQueen’s second movie, Shame, starring Michael Fassbender (who also starred in McQueen’s first film, Hunger).

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