STAR WARS, BRITISH RELEASE POSTER, THE HILDEBRANDT BROTHERS, 1977
STAR WARS, BRITISH RELEASE POSTER, THE HILDEBRANDT BROTHERS, 1977
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STAR WARS, BRITISH RELEASE POSTER, THE HILDEBRANDT BROTHERS, 1977

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

STAR WARS, BRITISH RELEASE POSTER, THE HILDEBRANDT BROTHERS, 1977

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

Starting Bid:3,500GBP
(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot Details

Description

STAR WARS, BRITISH RELEASE POSTER, THE HILDEBRANDT BROTHERS, 1977


The Hildebrandt Brothers, Greg and Tim, were commissioned to design this poster for the British release of the film. Star Wars was released in America in May 1977, and did not get released in the UK until December of the same year. By the time the film was released in the UK the studio felt that the characters were already well known, and the Hildebrandt Brothers' artwork did not reflect this. Therefore they commissioned a completely new poster by Tom William Cantrell. This rare original design was used mainly in London on the underground a few months before the release of the film, and was then replaced by Chantrell's poster.


30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm) (unframed)


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Condition Report

Linen-backed. Excellent condition, with the colours remaining very bright. Very minor restoration to folds.


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