It's almost that time of year when Film4 Summer Screen offers film screening nights at the neo-classical courtyard of Somerset House – forming London's largest outdoor screen. And each year Print Club London collaborates with Somerset House to showcase original screen-printed film posters inspired by the programme. Also check out Print Club London's upcoming show for its own artist Oli Fowler.
Twenty original artworks have been created for the fifth edition of the Summer Screen Prints exhibition, making it the most extensive line-up to date. The series includes Joe Cruz' poster for Oscar winning Moonlight, Hattie Stewart's for Cruel Intentions and 18 more stunning interpretations of film. Anyone can go along to the free exhibition and buy the artworks online for £60 each.
A range of international artists – such as Steve Wilson, Lucille Clerc, Rozalina Burkova and Joe Wilson – have responded to a moment, theme, character or quote from a film in the season that resonated with them.
The outdoor film screenings will run from August 10 until August 23, with a mix of old, new, classic films and three UK premieres – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Patti Cake$ and The Square. Tickets are still available.
London-based artist and illustrator Hattie Stewart is loved for her crazy 'doodlebombing' and tongue-in-cheek artwork. Her bright colours and cartoon drawings can be seen in fashion, music and contemporary art.
Cruel Intentions is an cuttingly unromantic teen movie from 1999, based on Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses (also filmed as a period piece as Dangerous Liaisons in 1988). The film replaces 18th century France with wealthy high schoolers in New York City, including Sarah Michelle Gellar's Kathryn who forms the focus of Hattie Stewart's poster.
Joe Cruz was born in London, studied in Norwich, and has family in France, Spain, Austria and England. His work ranges from design to fashion. Joe’s bold, strong colour palette and expressive lines are seen in political posters and advertising slogans. His work often carries simple and subversive messages, which is why his style is perfect for Moonlight.
The coming-of-age film explores the life of protagonist Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami and his struggles with a drug addicted mother, school yard bullying and his sexuality. The stunning narrative won Best Picture at the Academy Awards (not La La Land, as was first announced) and rave reviews.
Joe’s incredibly detailed hand-drawn illustrations and prints fuse together pencil, ink and digital colour, as his style combines traditional and contemporary. His work is used in everything from full media advertising campaigns to limited run screen prints.
My Neighbour Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film produced by none other than the revered Studio Ghibli. It follows the story of two young daughters and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan.
Rozalina is a freelance illustrator and animator who moved from Bulgaria to London to study at Central Saint Martins College. Her work mixes hand drawn and digital elements with Photoshop. Her animations are 2D, and she loves rich colours, imperfect lines and subjects caught in a dreamy state – much like her illustration for In Bruges.
In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, whose characters head to Belgium after leaving a difficult job. The life changing decision takes them on a surreal encounter of tourists, locals and an American dwarf.
Lucille works within editorial design and illustration from her studio in East London. Her work is mainly handcrafted from drawing to printing, created for clients such as Lawrence King Publishers, Magma bookstore, Fortnum & Mason and Farrow & Ball.
Blow Up is a 1967 British-Italian film that follows a fashion photographer played by David Hemmings, who accidentally films a murder in the park.