Fans of film noir, will want to head over to Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery this weekend, as the company plans to feature a selection of the best film noir posters from the 1940s and ’50s.
This gallery show is part of the release for the publisher’s new book, 101 Best Film Noir Posters from the 1940s-1950s, which is edited by Mark Fertig.
Film Noir holds a special place in American cinema and the posters reveal a lot about mid-century aesthetics. As director William Friedkin observes in the book’s introduction, “The posters convey the style and content of the movies they were designed to advertise, and yet they represent an art form of their own. They are a valid and important school of American art.” These posters depict the biggest stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood in some of their most memorable roles.
Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), just minutes south of downtown Seattle.