10 prints from the Hammer horror collection by Art & Hue – for yourself or as a gift for a fan of classic & cult horror films.
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Inspired by the cult 1971 film “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb”, as well as Hammer’s 1970 double bill of “Scars of Dracula” and “Horror of Frankenstein”, this Art & Hue pop art collection is printed on archival matte card of 310gsm, made from 100% cotton, using fine art pigment inks.
If there are three characters that are most associated with classic horror films, it has to be Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Egyptian Mummy.
Monsters, mummies & vampires were a winning cinematic combination for British film production company Hammer, and, with a cast of beautiful women, vamps could also be added to the successful formula.
Valerie Leon, Kate O’Mara and Anouska Hempel were some of the vamps who featured in the Hammer films and have inspired this collection of stylish pop art prints which also features strongman David Prowse and horror stalwart Christopher Lee.
Although Hammer Film Productions originally started in 1934, they’re perhaps most associated with their particularly prolific period from the late 1950s to the early 70s, featuring icons such as Christopher Lee. Hammer’s style varied from gothic horror films which created worlds of romantic Victoriana to contemporary updates set in swinging London.
Quintessentially British, by today’s graphic and realistic standards, the Hammer horror films aren’t as shocking now as they may have seemed to audiences at the time. There’s a gentility to the pacing and special effects that make the films charming. Who can resist Anouska Hempel with fangs or Valerie Leon as an Egyptian Queen?
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the new collection of graphic pop art by Art & Hue inspired by images from the photographic archives of classic Hammer Horror films, in Art & Hue’s signature halftone Pop Art style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
“Horrors of Frankenstein” Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd, (1970). “Scars of Dracula” Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd, (1970). “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb” Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd, (1971). All rights reserved.
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