The north London-based studio is running a satellite show at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, entitled 80s Youth – the best of times, the worst of times.
The exhibition sees 11 artists re-imagine 80s movie posters, bringing to life classics including Stand By ME, Ghostbusters and E.T.
‘I think there’s such an iconic look to 80s movies’, says Ruth Waters, Printer of Dreams director.
‘They’re so prevalent in young illustrators’ minds as they’re all the films they watched when they were younger. That sort of imagery translates really well into posters’.
Among the designers, illustrators and artists taking part in the show are Rob Flowers, Edward Tuckwell, Alec Doherty, Jean Julien and Mat Weller.
While most of the posters are being kept under wraps for the ‘great unveiling’, we love the look of the ones we’ve seen already, including Alex Doherty’s innovative approach to Labyrinth:
And Kate Copeland’s rather dramatic, monochrome take on Back to the Future:
Such subtlety is something of a departure from the high-drama of 80s flicks. ‘They’re just really brash and good fun’, says Waters.
‘There’s a look in movies where it’s all so realistic and poised it loses some of that. What I love is things like when te blood just looked like ketchup things didn’t look so polished’.
80s Youth – the best of times, the worst of times runs from 6 May – 6 June at Upstairs at the Ritzy, Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, London, SW2 1JG