Friday, October 25, 2013

31 Days Of Halloween - The Art Of Hammer Films

Now considered classics among many, originally the horror and comedy productions of Hammer Films were unappreciated by critics despite whatever commercial success they received. Campy or controversial, the posters produced for the British film company were often painted works of art, illustrated by London-based artists as well as international designers and backed by a number of distributors-including every major American studio of the era. Tom Chantrell won in-house acclaim as Hammer's top artistic star, but his colleagues Bill Wiggins, Renato Fratini, and others were equally a part of the producer's fame.


1 comment:

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

I remember this book. Checked it out of the library about a year ago. Haven't seen it back there since though.