Film4 have launched a competition to design a poster for their forthcoming FrightFest Festival. The winning work will be used at what is set to be one of the biggest horror events in the UK (at the Odeon West End in London) and the successful artist will also receive a pair of tickets to the festival which runs August 21-25. Go here to enter. And be quick: the closing date is next week, July 25.
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Toejam video for Brighton Port Authority, production company: Streetgang. Director: Keith Schofield
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Cover of UNKLE’s latest release: End Titles… Stories For Film, which features imagery by Robert Del Naja
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