Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Art of Hammer - Posters from the Archive of Hammer Films

Hammer fans and movie poster lovers would do well to check out Titan's latest Hammer effort, The Art of Hammer - Posters from the Archive of Hammer Films, a large 26 x 33cm 192 page hardback coffee table book collecting almost 300 Hammer movie posters from down thru the years - British quads, US one-sheets, foreign and International posters of Hammers famous, not so famous and down right obscure (The Snorkel ?). The book is printed on high quality glossy paper and divided into three decades - 50's, 60's and 70's. The book features credits for each poster, including some interesting notes and facts - did you know that ubiquitous Hammer player Michael Ripper's name only ever appeared on one Hammer poster - the 1957 war film The Steel Bayonet; or that the poster for Hammer's Camp on Blood Island (below) was banned from appearing in locations around London (and on the Underground). The following pics are taken from my copy.











3 comments:

  1. Wes,
    thanks a lot man for the "heads up" on this great looking book!! And it's on sale for only 19.77 at amazon.com right now. Cool.
    best,
    r/e

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  2. Hammer time! The Snorkel - wasn't that the sequel to Flipper? Seriousness aside, that's a great looking tome, will have to pick it up soon too. Cheers!

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  3. Beautiful looking book! Added to my Amazon Wish List! Thanks for the heads up, Wes!

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