British film company Anglo Amalgamated distributed the first 12 Carry On films starting with Carry On Sergeant in 1958 and ending with Carry On Screaming in 1966.
With some regional openings and press screenings on the 29th of July 1964, the film went on general release nationwide from the 2nd of August. The team’s comical take on spy films, including James Bond, earned the seemngly-grudging nod from the critics who simply couldn’t resist the gags and Barbara Windsor making her first appearance in the film series alongside Bernard Cribbins in his second.
Unlike traditional movie posters which are printed on thin paper with inks which fade, Art & Hue has created giclée print versions of the posters printed on museum-quality archival matte card of 310gsm, made from 100% cotton, using fine-art pigment inks for longevity. Based on the first 12 Carry On films, all of the prints come in three sizes and 16 colour options, are available with or without cast billing, with most using (or remixing) the original poster imagery, and some re-imagined.
Art & Hue had the pleasure of delving into the archives of Studiocanal at Pinewood Studios to uncover the original posters and photographs of the Carry On series, which have been given the stylish pop art treatment featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
“Carry On Spying” Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd. (1964). All rights reserved.