This month, Warp Films celebrates its 10th birthday. In honour of the occasion they asked artist Pete McKee to reinterpret some of their most iconic film posters, including Four Lions, Submarine, and This Is England.
To commemorate Warp Films’ 10th birthday this month, Pete McKee has painted a set of 10 film posters, reimagining the original posters for films including This is England, Dead Man’s Shoes and Four Lions. McKee had his own initial reservations about the project, explaining “When Warp asked me to paint their favourite films I immediately said yes and then wondered how I was going to portray a film where there are 11 murders in it and another film where a lovely dog meets an untimely end in the first scene. Not my usual subject matter, but an interesting challenge.”
All ten posters will be on display at two Warp events in Sheffield, a Warp Films retrospective at Showroom Cinema, November 2 – 9, which will include a This Is England Marathon, and film Q&As. Warp will also be showing Dead Man’s Shoes at the Magna Science Centre, in Sheffield, on November 17, with a live re-score of the film. More info can be found here.
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In our November issue we look at ad agency Wieden + Kennedy in a major feature as it celebrates its 30th anniversary; examine the practice of and a new monograph on M/M (Paris); investigate GOV.UK, the first major project from the Government Digital Service; explore why Kraftwerk appeals so much to designers; and ponder the future of Instagram. Rick Poynor reviews the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design; Jeremy Leslie takes in a new exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery dedicated to experimental magazine, Aspen; Mark Sinclair explores Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery show of work by the late graphic designer, Tony Arefin; while Daniel Benneworth-Gray writes about going freelance; and Michael Evamy looks at new telecommunications brand EE’s identity. Plus, subscribers also receive Monograph in which Tim Sumner of tohave-and-tohold.co.uk dips into Preston Polytechnic’s ephemera archive to pick out a selection of printed paper retail bags from the 70s and 80s.
The issue also doubles up as the Photography Annual 2012 – our showcase of the best images in commercial photography produced over the last year. The work selected is as strong as ever, with photographs by the likes of Tim Flach (whose image of a hairless chimp adorns the front cover of the issue, above); Nadav Kander (whose shot of actor Mark Rylance is our Photography Annual cover); Martin Usborne; Peter Lippmann; Giles Revell and more.
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