Very good condition, with the colours remaining very bright. Minor restoration to folds. As this poster was hand-printed there is some minor surface colour variation.
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This French New Wave science fiction film noir was directed by Jean-Luc Godard, and stars Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Howard Vernon and Akim Tamiroff.
Peter Strausfeld was born in Germany and came to Britain in 1938. During the war he developed a close friendship with George Hoellering, the director of the Academy Cinema in Oxford Street, London. Hoellering did not like the studio issued film posters, and commissioned Strausfeld to create a series of posters to be pasted up across the London Underground network. Strausfeld designed over three hundred images over a thirty year period, all of which were printed by hand using his trademark lino-cut technique. Only two hundred of each design were ever printed, thereby making them extremely scarce.