Author: Peter Doggett
Publisher: Reel Art Press
Release Date: 2015-09
Of all film genres, 'X' is possibly the one that lends itself best to the use of posters as a promotional medium. Screaming taglines, provocative titles and scantily-clad forms are all elements that can be used to best advantage in poster form. They are wonderful period pieces that evoke the temptations and taboos of a bygone age. This magnificent coffee table book is the 10th anniversary, new, expanded, 'complete volume' of Nourmand and Marsh's bestselling release, with accompanying text by renowned writer Peter Doggett.
Author: Jacques Boyreau
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2002-06-01
Genre: Performing Arts
Trash proudly assembles more than 150 masterpieces of twisted brilliance: lowbrow graphic poster art from the sickest, sleaziest, sexiest, and weirdest films from the 1950s through the 1980s. A feast for the eyes and other visceral zones, Trash rolls in the mud with graphic art of such questionable aesthetic quality and social worth that it practically redefines the poster as advertising medium. Chapters each define a key Trash topic (Sex Trash, Action Trash, Sick Trash, Race Trash, Groovy Trash, Docu Trash), collecting the most zombified, oversexed, lethal pest-infested, and tasteless posters from each genre. With plagues of frogs, meteors headed straight for earth, sex-starved zombies, and explosion after glorious explosion, Trash gleefully crawls across the underbelly of both the cinematic and poster arts.
The editors have compiled a stunning selecti on of the best film posters fromround the world - a select ion that encapsulates the spirit of the 70s andeminds us o f the vast and variegated contribution that the decade made tohe history of the cinema. '
Author: Robin Bougie
Release Date: 2015-09-01
With catchy titles like Hot Summer in the City, Captain Lust, Pleasure Palace, Nightdreams, Honey Buns, and Aunt Peg, the 1970s and early 80s were the undisputed golden age of the American hardcore sex film. Real movies performed by passionate actors, backed up with genuine plots, retro style and levels of imagination that hit peaks that have not been seen since. This was the era of porno chic. Graphic Thrills Volume Two proudly assembles another stunning selection of debauched and innuendo-packed theatrical film posters, with glorious unabashed sexuality dripping from every page. These joyous and colourful odes to sultry sin were designed to hang in the lobbies and front windows of the porno theaters and grindhouses of yesteryear. Lit by neon and shimmering marquee lights, each come-on promised curious patrons lurid drama, kinky excitement, easy love, and a myriad of exotic fantasies come true. Graphic Thrills Volume Two celebrates the epoch of the classic American XXX movie poster. A former writer for New York s Screw magazine and the creator of underground film zine Cinema Sewer, author Robin Bougie probes the history of these classic films, interviews the people who made them, and provides candid in-depth reviews. It s time to drop your defences, turn on, and prepare to play dirty once again... get ready for more Graphic Thrills!"
Author: Peter Van Horn
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Release Date: 2012
Sex sells in this oversized coffee table book celebrating the art of the 1970s porn movie poster. Sexytime will include "classic" porn movie posters like The Sex-Ray Machine, Candy Goes to Hollywood, and the Senator's Daughter. This is a portrait of taboo-busting 1970s "porno chic" erotomania. Accept no substitutes.
This account tells of the Mitchell brothers' rise and fall in the world of pornography--a sordid story of sex, scandal and murder. The first in Pinnacle Books' In Cold Blood true-crime classic reissue promotion. photos.
Art Chantry's contrarian ways have placed him in the pantheon of great modern designers.Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantryis the first survey of this visual iconoclast, who also designed the book and packed it with hundreds of his vibrant images. Gritty, funny, and refreshingly low-tech, his award-winning work has promoted countless bands, social causes, and non-profits. Tracing Chantry's career from his covers and layouts for the seminal music magazineThe Rocket,to album covers for such cult bands as Mudhoney, the Reverend Horton Heat, and the Fastbacks,Some People Can't Surfis a comprehensive look at his creative evolution. Complete with commentary on the unusual origins and unorthodox processes behind his work, as well as providing context for his oft-copied look,Some People Can't Surfis a much-anticipated exploration of this idiosyncratic design master.
Author: Darius James
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 1995-11-15
Genre: Performing Arts
One of today's most controversial African-American authors presents his hilariously acidic interpretations of 1970's black films like Shaft and Superfly and the hip-hop culture, fashion, and music they inspired. Includes interviews with luminaries such as Melvin Van Peebles and Pam Grier, movie stills and a few filthy comics.
Author: Andrea Karnes
Release Date: 2017-06-08
Appropriating characters, images and effects from pop culture, the work of KAWS blurs the lines between high and low art, and between art and fashion. Effectively deploying film and television favorites for his toys, large-scale sculpture and bold, nearly abstract painting, KAWS recasts the familiar colours and forms of popular entertainment in cheeky and often poignantly human terms. Influenced by Andy Warhol and other Pop artists, hard-edge abstract painting and graffiti, KAWS' work deftly straddles consumer culture and artistic innovation, and his distinctive style is as much at home in his toys as in his monumental sculpture. KAWS: Where the End Starts explores the artist's prolific career in depth, featuring key paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys and fashion and advertising designs. This extensive monograph, including contributions from Andrea Karnes, Michael Auping, Dieter Buchhart and Pharrell Williams, reveals critical aspects of KAWS' formal and conceptual development over the past 20 years, as his career has shifted from graffiti to fine art and collaborations with designers and brands such as Comme des Gar�ons, SUPREME, Nigo (A Bathing Ape) and Nike.
From 1968 to 1971, anyone could drop in to the basement in Camden Town and commission a poster from the Poster Workshop. In walked workers on strike, tenants associations, civil rights groups and liberation movements from all over the world. Inspired by the Atelier Populaire, set up in Paris in May 1968, the posters were made quickly to respond to what was needed, on a great number of themes: Vietnam, Northern Ireland, housing, workers rights, and revolution. The Poster Workshop thrived on the energy generated by the belief that huge changes were possible, through movements for equality, civil rights, freedom and revolution. It was an expression of that time - of excitement, change and hope.
Author: The Staff and Friends of Scarecrow
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Performing Arts
Compiled with a deep appreciation and understanding of movies, this is a unique list of essential, cool, funny, laughable, important, fluffy, outrageous, you-just-gotta-see videos for anyone interested in the art--both high and low--of moviemaking.
Author: G. H. Janus
Publisher: Art of Cinema
Release Date: 2018-10-31
Classic Italian film poster art is renowned as being among the most accomplished, creative and dynamic of its kind. From the post-war period through to the 1980s, Italian artists consistently produced posters with sumptuously stunning designs and imagery - not least in the horror and exploitation genres, for which compositions almost invariably included curvaceous female figures in jeopardy, juxtaposed with the iconography of fantasy and terror. VOLUPTUOUS TERRORS 2 collects 120 film posters by a wide range of acclaimed Italian artists, created for both indigenous and foreign-language film productions. Classic exploitation, pulp horror, and giallo movies all figure in full-color, full-page reproductions showcasing some of the world's most innovative and seductive poster design.