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The Art of Noir, the Posters and Graphics from the Classic Era of Film Noir, by Eddie Muller
 

Duckworth Overlook
Film/Visual Arts
06 November 2014

Film noir is all about style, even more than it is about crime.

The poster art from the noir era has a bold look and an iconography all of its own. During noir’s golden age, studios commissioned these arresting illustrations for even the lowliest ‘B’ thriller. The Art of Noir is the first book to present this striking artwork in a lavishly produced, large-format, full-colour volume. The more than 350 dazzling posters and other promotional materials range from the classics to rare archive films such as The Devil Thumbs a Ride and Blonde Kiss. With a new afterword, rare posters from around the world and background information on the illustrators, The Art of Noir is the ultimate companion for movie buffs and collectors, as well as artists and designers.
 Eddie Muller is the founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, and provides commentary for noir films and specials on Turner Classic Movies. He created his own graphics firm, St. Francis Studio.

 

Media Relations

My brief was to devise and implement a national publicity campaign to raise awareness of this reissue and position The Art of Noir as an essential collectors item for anyone interested in glamour, film posters, and Noir cinema. Coverage for this reissue includes a 4 pages feature in the Telegraph’s Seven Magazine, a feature in the London Evening Standard, reviews in the Times Literary Supplement and Eye Magazine, and specialist blogs such as Film Noir Blonde.  Thanks to this campaign, The Art of Noir was Duckworth’ best-selling Christmas title.

The Art of Noir in Seven Magazine

The Art of Noir in Seven Magazine

The Art of Noir in Seven Magazine

The Art of Noir in Seven Magazine

 

The Art of Noir in the Evening Standard

The Art of Noir in the Evening Standard

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