A poster exhibition curated by Marc Baines
Since 2006 Illustration students in the Communication Design department have been meeting up to watch and discuss a diverse and esoteric range of films. They’ve been stretching their narrative muscles by dissecting the work of film makers with all kinds of stories to tell and all manner of ways to tell them. For that same period the 4th Year Illustrators have been trumpeting the screenings with graphic aplomb through a series of screen-printed, etched and lithographed posters. This exhibition, curated by Marc Baines in association with GSA Archives and Collections, features around fifty of the posters from the last twelve years displaying them alongside posters from earlier GSA film clubs stretching back to the 1970s.
Films represented span the years 1924 to 2012 and include work by directors hailing from Greece (Athina Tsangari); Japan (Yasujiro Ozu); the Czech Republic (Jan Svankmajer); Turkey (Nuri Bilge Ceylan); Armenia (Sergei Parajanov) and all points inbetween. US and UK directors as varied and wide ranging as Chris Petit, Shirley Clarke and Buster Keaton feature too.