BANZAI! Japanese Cult Movie Posters
WHEN SMUT MEETS ART
Before ad campaigns for movies became virtually identical everywhere around the world, Japan held a unique position as a country where even the sleaziest of films could have a poster worthy of advertising an art exhibition.
Sex, horror, action, science fiction - no matter what the subject matter, Japanese graphic designers put their hearts into creating wonderfully crazy and colourful posters, which spoke to an intended (mostly male) target audience but were also very often made with a high level of artistic skill. When the US and Europe still advertised their films with hand-drawn illustrations, Japanese artists used the most compelling and often outrageous images of the promoted films to design stunning photo collages that are without a doubt among the most impressive examples of modern advertising.
BANZAI! JAPANESE CULT MOVIE POSTERS is a book for everyone with an interest in exploitation cinema, movie posters or popular culture in general. It celebrates a time when genre cinema was wild and crazy, and poster design was still an art.
With BANZAI! JAPANESE CULT MOVIE POSTERS the author shares many (over 550) of his rarest, most beautiful and most obscure posters on almost 300 full-colour pages. BANZAI! is the first book focusing solely on Japanese movie paper for exploitation movies, and is pure eye-candy for everyone either interested in horror, sex and exploitation movies, movie posters and/or art and design in general. The book features Japanese monsters, bound ladies in distress, classic Euro-horror, zombies, cannibals, samurais, and much, much more. It also includes blood & boobs aplenty ;-)
We are extremely happy to present this gorgeous volume as the second book from CREEPY*IMAGES.
About the author
Author Armin Junge has been collecting rare and hard to find Japanese movie posters of exploitation movies for over two decades. He lived and worked in Japan for several years, during which he not only acquired many incredibly rare items, but also became highly knowledgeable about Japanese movie paper through his friendship with some of the most reputable poster collectors in the land of the rising sun. His collection of original Japanese posters and lobby cards is considered one of the largest outside Japan and he is regarded as an expert in this field.
Size: 297mm x 210mm
Extent: 296 pages
Publication Date: December 2016
Edition: First Edition