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Whether you're looking for a pop culture time capsule, or a graphic design reference for film poster design, these are the movie books for you. Don't see what you're looking for? Use our movie poster search engine at the bottom of this page to find books and posters!

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30s Posters

Film Posters of the 30's: The Essential Movies of the Decade

Earliest decade of the "Essential Decades" movie poster book series. From King King to Gone with the Wind, the earliest classic films also represent classics in one-sheet advertising artwork.
40s Posters

Film Posters of the 40's: The Essential Movies of the Decade

This movie poster volume represents the "bronze age" of film art. Casablanca to Citizen Kane, some of the greatest films and their poster art are represented.
50s Posters

Film Posters of the 50's: The Essential Movies of the Decade

In this volume, motion picture key art becomes the marketing tool of cinema in it's battle against television. From Some Like It Hot to Forbidden Plant, this is a great look at poster illustration.
60s Posters

Film Posters of the 60's: The Essential Movies of the Decade

One of the better entries in the series, as the 1960s represent a radical shift from the older status quo with regards to poster design. From the Beatles to Bond, Bardot to Barbarella, the sixties are captured by the film art of the decade.
70s Posters

Film Posters of the 70's: The Essential Movies of the Decade

The modern "golden age" of film. Some of the best films ever made, along with some of the best poster artwork. Star Wars, The Godfather, and Jaws - the decade represents the highest in film as art and blockbuster commerce.
80s Posters

Film Posters of the 80's: The Essential Movies of the Decade

Notes the shift in the 1980s from the illustrated poster of the past to the modern photo-illustrated style of key art. Like the movies themselves (The Terminator, Ghostbusters), the art has become more polished and driven by technology.
90s Posters

Film Posters of the 90's: The Essential Movies of the Decade

The big studios took advantage of computer-generated imagery to produce spectacular, mega-budget “event” movies like Titanic, The Matrix, and Mission Impossible. The 1990s also saw the rise of the "indies" with films like Pulp Fiction.
Sci Fi Poster Art

Science Fiction Poster Art

One of the most popular genres of film also represents some of the most famous poster art. This book reproduces one-sheet art from the most popular science fiction films past and present.
Horror Posters

Horror Poster Art

This spectacular collection of posters spans eight decades of horror films. Features posters from early silent films like Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to contemporary blockbusters like The Silence of the Lambs.
Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock Poster Art

Impressive collection of art from Alfred Hitchcock's films, including work famed designer Saul Bass. Alfred Hitchcock embraced the idea of manipulating his audience, both inside the movie theatre and outside in the lobby.

The Album Cover Art of Soundtracks

It may be referring to film soundtrack art, but it's a great source of film advertising artwork. From soundtracks by the likes of John Williams, John Barry, and Henry Mancini, the album jacket artwork was often superior to movie posters.
Bond 007

James Bond Movie Posters: The Official 007 Collection

An impressive, if a bit incomplete, look at the print advertising campaigns of the many James Bond 007 spy flicks. Bullets, babes, and Bond from 1962's Dr. No to 1999's The World Is Not Enough.
Oscar Posters

Best Pictures Movie Posters

A nice collection covering the movie posters created for "Best Picture" Academy Award winning films. Includes a history of all the films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.
Pulp Fiction

Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines

Pulp fiction cover art has always been a source of inspiration - a timeless sample of pop culture artwork. Pulp magazines became popular during the Great Depression - cheap to produce, but yielded a wealth of historical artwork.
Trashy Posters

Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Posters

A great collection of exploitation movie posters from the 1950s through the 1980s. For B-movies, the poster art was often the only "sell" a film received. Some of the trashiest film art yields pop culture goodness.
X-Rated Porn Posters

X-Rated: Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s

X-rated adult movies reached their peak in the 1960s and 70s, with films like Debbie Does Dallas and Deep Throat. Back during a time when "porn" films actually played in movie theatres, the poster art remains kitsch classics.
Film Noir

The Art of Noir: The Posters and Graphics from the Classic Era of Film Noir

Fans of the gritty 40s and 50s film noir flicks will enjoy this book of beautiful poster art that helped promote that genre. The book's over size (10" x 14") format lets the film noir art shine as a history of the genre.
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