As we gear up for our first print release on September 3rd, we wanted to give you some information regarding how often we plan on releasing new prints, as well as our overall approach to releases, artists, frequency and the types of posters that will be available.
As collectors, we know there are certain trends that people grow tired of, and one of the things we want to avoid is oversaturating the market with redundant titles. Our mission is to keep it simple and keep it special. It is our goal to release a maximum of four different prints by four different artists per film. If there is a huge demand for a new poster for a specific film, we may break our rule and release additional prints but for now we like the idea of capping the number of distinct prints we release per film.
One of the most important aspects of this business is not only introducing awesome movies to people through art, but introducing new artists to collectors as well. You’ll find that our artist selection is a wonderful mix of well-known talent, up-and-comers, and artists you’ve never heard of before. We like taking risks and we’re willing to take a chance on an unknown artist if we think their style fits a particular film. We can tell you right now one such risk has been taken and when you see this artist’s work you’re going to wonder why he or she isn’t doing this full-time.
With regards to our releases, we will have one print-drop per month. There will typically be a maximum of two prints released per drop; it could be a set, it could be two posters from different artists or it could end up being just one, but you won’t know until we make the announcement. So be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook or sign up for the newsletter by registering on our site fampart.com.
One of the fun parts about working so far in advance of drops is that you can tease images and build anticipation. We don’t want FAMP Art to be a standard business, we want it to be something people can actively participate in. We’ve got a couple of cool ideas we’re working on for unveiling prints that will help shape certain releases. Our lips are sealed for now but by the end of October we may have something fun for you all
While our company is predominantly a screen printing focused shop, on very rare occasions we will release a giclee print. There are certain artists who we love but their style doesn’t necessarily translate well to the screen printing process and we are left with only one printing option if we are to keep things both true to the art and still affordable. We only plan on doing this if we think the artist could really knock a film out of the park. For those of you that may not know, giclee prints cost more to make and you will likely see a slight price difference between the screen printed pieces, but we will still try to make it as affordable as possible.
Finally, we want to hear from you. There are so many great films out there that we want to see prints for and there are even more artists out there to tackle said films, but we’d love to know what you want to see or who you’d like to see do it. Feel free to post your wish lists of films, artists, and/or combos on our Facebook page and we’ll keep an ongoing list to see if there is a title and/or artist in particular that everyone seems to want. If the interest is there we’ll work hard to get it done for you!
Thanks again for checking us out and hopefully this helps give you an idea of where we fit in the world of film and collectible movie art. Next week we’ll post the close-up shots of Dan’s ‘City of God’ print here on the blog and maybe even give you a ballpark time frame for when we’re dropping his prints on the site. Until then, we’ll catch you on the flip side.