Once again it’s back. Film4 returns to Somerset House where film fanatics can kick back and watch some cult classics surrounded by the best of British architecture. But this time there’s a difference. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the screen-fest, Print Club London and Somerset House have asked a handful of sparkly new and exciting artists to reinvent some of those classic film posters to be exhibited and sold in the West Wing Galleries daily from 31st July.
Some of the brilliant minds behind the Summer Screen Prints collection include the fashion-savvy Hattie Stewart reimagining Spring Breakers; contemporary portrait illustrator HelloVon inspired by American action flick Big Trouble In Little China; Steve Wilson, a flea-market forager from Brighton shedding new light on the gothic What We Do In The Shadows; and Kate Moross, author of Make Your Own Luck and featured in our summer issue ‘Lucky’, who has been charged with the task of reinventing art for the musical Hairspray thanks to her love of colour and cartoon-style characters.
The film voted for by the public as the special anniversary cinema classic is ET and Rose Blake, who has worked with Converse, ASOS.com and the restaurant chain Zizzi, has revitalised the iconic posters. Her beautifully emotive style of illustration gives the poster the essence of a children’s book, emphasising the purity of the colours and innocence of the characters as they stand, ET and Eliot, cradled by the rising full moon, just this time without the bike.
Each print will cost just £45, all available to Film4 goers from 31st July – 25th August, 6.30-9pm, as well as online at Print Club London for time-challenged enthusiasts.
Rose Blake, ‘E.T’
Cassandra Yap, ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’
Concepción Studios, ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’
Hattie Stewart, ‘Spring Breakers’
Joe Wilson, ‘A Fistful Of Dollars’
Words: Elizabeth Jordan