The posters are up at Uplift.
I mentioned a while ago that I'm one
of the winning artists in a poster competition organised by Uplift, the
company which is converting the former Pizza Express building on Kentish
Town Road into a cinema. The brief was to design a poster for your
favourite film and I chose Bicycle Thieves.
This morning Uplift invited
the winners to gather at the site where the chosen posters (beautifully
printed and mounted on wood panels) are displayed on the
hoardings which conceal the construction-in-progress - the cinema
itself won't be ready before next year. The artists were photographed
with their posters and interviewed by the Camden New Journal (out next
One reason for my choice of this film was that my brilliant
late brother-in-law Gerardo Guerrieri worked on the script so of course I
mentioned this to Dan Carrier, the journalist for CNJ. Will post his
article about all the posters when it comes out next week. I arrived late to the gathering so
didn't meet the other artists, unfortunately, but I hope the CNJ article will show them all.
some photos I took this morning.