Movie Posters

Young FrankensteinThe Poster That Launched a Thousand Ships

I first became interested in collecting theatrical movie posters as an early teenager.  This was around the time I was discovering the films of Mel Brooks and one day, while in an antiques shop with my parents, happened upon an original 1974 U.S. one sheet for Young Frankenstein.  From that moment on I was in love and have been collecting theatrical movie posters ever since.  Like any hobby, you collect what you love and most of the posters below will be from films I watched while growing up.  Theatrical movie posters come in multiple sizes, but my preference is for U.S. one sheets (27×40 inches, 27×41 inches).

To be specific, I define a theatrical movie poster as being produced by or on behalf of a motion picture studio and intended for display during a film’s theatrical release.  All the posters in my collection are from the film’s original theatrical release with the exception of the Vertigo 1996 re-release.

In case you are curious, my two favorite movie poster artists are John Alvin (E.T., Blade Runner, etc.) and Drew Struzan (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc.).

Movie Poster Collecting Resources

  1. Learn About Movie Posters: A great place for both beginning and experienced collectors interested in learning more about purchasing, preserving, framing moving posters, etc.
  2. Movie Poster Collectors: A website run by a collector with a lot of information on where to buy posters, authenticating posters, collector websites, etc.
  3. Mean Sheets: Showcases many of the legendary movie poster artists you’ve probably never heard of, but whose artwork you’ve definitely seen.
  4. All Poster Forum: Discussion about all sorts of poster-related topics.

My Collection

Copyright Notice: The artwork and poster designs featured are copyright of the relevant studios or artists and are displayed on this website for non-commercial purposes only.

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