7 - 11 February
Europa Building, Teesside University
This year Animex Exhibition celebrates the movie poster - showing original illustrated and media montage posters and insights from leading contemporary poster designers.
The movie poster was once the first line in film advertising having the important job of enticing the public into seeing a particular movie. Over the years many tactics have been employed to achieve this from sensational claims and exploitation and teasing press releases and imagery to the simple use of bold typography and modern day holograms.
Today the movie poster works alongside huge banners and elaborate cardboard stands but has taken a second billing to movie trailers - which are easily accessed online.
One display on show will feature the posters from the Star Wars series. The display, including the first three posters designed by Drew Struzan, will feature all six original US quads with pre-release teasers and sundry publications that were given away on original release.
Illustrators being featured are The Brothers Hildebrandt, Bill Gold and Richard Amsel as well as many more.
Curator, Animex Exhibition