Monday, February 18, 2008

Fake movie posters -- better than the real thing


Kevin Dart and Chris Turnham have a flair for the cinematic and dramatic, and we get to benefit from it. The two have run a site called Fleet Street Scandal since 2006. Here's the "story" behind the site and the gorgeous artwork on it:

"In 1967, the Fleet Street Art Gallery in London was robbed of its entire collection of priceless paintings. No clues were left. No motives were determined. No suspects were apprehended. The only thing known is the thief had exquisite taste. The incident became known as the Fleet Street Scandal.

Fast-forward to 2006 - Scotland Yard uncovers a hidden vault containing the entire cache of paintings. Upon hearing about the discovery, two young entrepreneurs from the American Northwest traveled to London and purchased the paintings at auction. They decided that instead of keeping the art to themselves they would make prints available to the masses so they could be enjoyed for generations to come."

Mssrs. Dart Turnham make these hidden treasures available on their site at extremely reasonable prices (in the $20 range!). The prints run from faux movie posters to travel posters, all done in gorgeous mid-century style. We're going to go out on a limb and suggest that Mssrs. Dart and Turnham are creating these posters themselves. We sure hope so, because then the Scotland Yard vault has no chance of running out of these lovely prints.

And don't forget their great new book!


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