Cinema on Paper: The Graphic Genius of Movie Posters

Comprising more than 100 works from one of the most prominent private collections of film posters in the world, Cinema on Paper: The Graphic Genius of Movie Posters is a tribute to the superior talent of an international group of artists whose creativity captured a movie’s essence with arresting precision. Selected for their masterful design, these mass-produced hallmarks of the film business represent comedies, musicals, Westerns, sci-fi thrillers, dramas, and other cinematic works that date from the turn of the 20th century to the early 2000s. Posters of iconic features, such as Casablanca and The Godfather, stand alongside foreign films and memorable cult classics including Le Samouraï and Barbarella.

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Exceptionally rare and exotic movie posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland collection

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Steven Heller

Co-chair of the SVA MFA Design program. Former Art Director for the New York Times Book Review, he has authored or co-authored over 180 books on graphic design and visual culture. He is the recipient of the 2011 Smithsonian National Design Award for “Design Mind.”

Ben Mankiewicz

Primetime host of Turner Classic Movies. and regular co-host for the on-line political show The Young Turks. Since 2015, Ben has hosted numerous nights of the International Documentary Association’s Conversation Series, a career retrospective Q&A featuring the leading documentary filmmakers. In 2018 and 2019, he was host of the American Society of Cinematographers Awards.

Dwight Cleveland

Author, collector, and internationally recognized movie poster fanatic Dwight Cleveland shares his passion and love for the art form. The truly exceptional collection of film posters featured in the book is the result of over four decades of dedication and appreciation; Dwight reveals how it all began...

Dwight M. Cleveland

Movie poster collector and author

Best known internationally as an avid vintage film poster collector since 1977, Dwight Cleveland assembled the largest privately held and fully curated film poster archive, which he sold in 2016. It represented 115 years of film history and was comprised of over 45,000 items. There were  posters from 58 countries and an average of 22 per “Best Picture” Academy Award winners. His personal collection now stands at about 4,500 items. He lives in Chicago where he renovates single family homes, authors books, and pursues his interest in historic preservation.

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