Friday, December 7, 2012

The Monster Club British Quad Poster

British quad posters are really nice because they have a reputation of having great artwork with rich, saturated colors. The size 30x40 is a little different than the American 27x41. I just saw one on Ebay I really want and have been looking for for a long, long time, but it will be really hard to fit this into the budget in December. 

I recently got scooped on a collection of R Chetwnd Hayes books and there's no way I can afford the $250 for the vinyl soundtrack, but maybe with some clever money maneuvering I can get this beauty. I'm going to let it stew for a while. 

The poster was designed by British artist Graham Humphreys, and it was the first movie poster he worked on. Straight out of college, he was given a week and a half to create the poster from film transparancies, and his first effort was rejected as too scary as the distributor fancied that children would be watching The Monster Club. 

In an interview conducted by Film On Paper, Graham admits the job working on this poster wan't much fun at all because the client was slightly shadowy and wanted him to work from photos of the shoddily costumed monsters in the club and expected exact reproductions rather than anything creative. However, I think the poster turned out fine and I think I'm going to buy it. 

Welcome to the Monster Club from Thriller Video.

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