the spirit of the times
One of our nearest and dearest neighbors, Posteritati is always on our minds (because we’re lusting after their latest acquisitions). And we’re not the only ones - The Village Voice, NYT Style Magazine, and Vanity Fair (among others) have covered this amazing SoHo treasure.
At the time of this writing, the store is doing a spotlight on sci-fi posters. We’re in love with an Argentinian Empire Strikes Back poster they have up, and one of us couldn’t stop herself from picking up this trippy Japanese Alien poster a little while back.
You can see some of the posters on display in our pics here, but the Posteritati catalog is WAY more expansive than what’s on the walls.
We also like that they have a candy bowl, seen above on the coffee table.
The staff are really cool about pulling out posters for you to get a closer look!
You can search through the entire Posteritati collection on their site or in store (by genre, director, star, or keyword) on one of those computers you see above… or you can ask owner Sam Sarowitz - a veritable scholar of movie poster history/art, with several BEAUTIFUL books to his name.
If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by - you won’t want to leave.
Flavorpill has put together a great list (link is in the title of this post, just click) of great film blogs, including some that we love to follow like The Final Image, and Movie Poster of the Day which is curated by our designer Adrian Curry!
And if you like Movie Poster of the Day, we highly recommend its goofy cousin Movie Posters Separated at Birth, like the duo here.
This is it, our first special announcement of 2012… we’re VERY proud to present the official U.S. poster for Elena (dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev). It’s by Sam Smith, who you might already know from his many other beautiful and/or hilarious posters, OR from his percussion activities as the drummer for Ben Folds, The Comfies, and My So-Called Band. Busy guy!
As for the film, you can see the trailer if you click through the poster image (after you spend the appropriate 8-11 minutes appreciating how pretty it is, of course).
Elena won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize last year, and it opens May 16 at Film Forum!