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The Art Of Hammer - The Book!
By James Whittington, Thursday 7th October 2010

The Art Of Hammer CoverThe Art of Hammer from Titan Books is the first ever collection of rare and iconic Hammer film posters, with nearly 300 examples drawn from Hammer's own archive and private collections from around the world.

Hammer is almost as well known for the way it promoted its films as for the films themselves. The legendary British production company supported each new release with eye-catching posters that have become classics of their kind. Licensed by Coolabi, fully authorised by Hammer Film Productions Ltd and annotated by acclaimed historian Marcus Hearn, (author of the recent bestseller Hammer Glamour) The Art of Hammer is a testament to the company’s pioneering mastery of film promotion, and a celebration of movie art at its best!

Originally founded in 1934, the legendary British horror film studio Hammer Films has delivered a hugely successful run of movies over the years including Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein and The Quatermass Xperiment. Purchased by Exclusive Media Group, the iconic and beloved UK film brand has been revamped for 2010 and returns with Let Me In, the first new film production from the studio in over 30 years.

The Art Of Hammer hits stores in October with a Cover Price of £24.99


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