Lawd knows I've posted some beauteous Hammer posters before, and I could post zillions more. Luckily, writer Marcus Hearn and Titan Books have done that for me with The Art of Hammer, a brand-new hardcover piece of drool-worthy lusciousness chronicling some 30 years of poster art from the famed British studio.
Ugh, just gorge. Nearly 200 oversized pages of artwork from both private collections and the studio's archives, this is unsurprisingly worthy of art fans, Hammer fans, horror fans, and...umm...fan fans- a terrific way to round-out the series of books from Hearn and Titan that also features The Hammer Story and Hammer Glamour. The introduction describes the evolution of the poster art over the course of three decades, and the range of corresponding imagery is astounding. The studio's horror output is obviously well-covered, but there are ample examples of their non-horror offerings as well. It's a no-brainer- check out The Art of Hammer and make every day an awesome movie poster day.