From Stage to Screen – Art & Hue’s Stylish Pop Art inspired by Film Adaptations of Stage Plays!

Art&Hue - Plays Posters

Art & Hue treads the boards for the new collection of stylish pop art inspired by plays adapted into films, released recently.

From the glitzy showbiz of musicals to the provocative black comedy of Joe Orton, Art & Hue has transformed images from the archives of Studiocanal into eight stylish pop art prints which celebrate iconic productions and actors.

All prints in the “From Stage to Screen” collection are available in three sizes and a wide choice of colour options, including a new combination of vibrant orange & purple inspired by posters from the 1968 production of The Anniversary starring Bette Davis.

Art&Hue Plays Posters - The Anniversary - SNIP

The theatrical collection includes a re-imagined poster for the first all-British “talking picture” with sound released in 1929, BlackMail directed by Alfred Hitchcock, as well as Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane with Beryl Reid, Peter McEnery and Harry Andrews.

Screen doyenne Bette Davis in The Anniversary gets the Art & Hue treatment as does the cult B-movie sci-fi production of Devil Girl From Mars with Patricia Laffan.

Art&Hue - Devil Girl From Mars Poster

The Edinburgh-set musical Let’s Be Happy is pure Strictly-come-dancing ballroom glamour, with Tony Martin in his white tuxedo and Vera-Ellen as a high-kicking showgirl.

Art&Hue - Let's Be Happy Poster

Completing the collection, ukelele king George Formby features in an illustrated reworking of Turned Out Nice Again and Barbara Windsor takes centre-stage as the prominent star of Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop production of Sparrows Can’t Sing.

Art&Hue - Turned out Nice Again Poster

Art&Hue - Entertaining Mr Sloane

A stylish way to bring the theatre into the home, the collection features 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).

Unlike traditional posters, which are printed on thin paper with inks that fade, Art & Hue creates giclée art prints, printed on 310gsm archival card, made from 100% cotton, with fine-art museum-grade pigment inks to last hundreds of years.

• Usher stylish pop art prints into your home, exclusively online at artandhue.com/plays

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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