20 December, 2018
The following article appeared on Forbes.com on Dec 4, 2018, 05:58am. To view the full article, click here.
As Oscars season approaches and Christmas grows closer, the marketing powers behind Marvel's Black Panther hope to tap into yet another market: fine art print aficionados and anybody who wants a nice quality movie image in their home or office.
Classic Stills, the LA- and London-based publisher that had previously released a limited number of iconic and framed images from Game of Thrones, is releasing a similarly limited series of framed images from the Ryan Coogler-directed film. Only 18 images are available, including some pictures you've already seen widely distributed in media, down to rarely-seen images and some of the film's more iconic moments.
"We feel Black Panther is the perfect collection to launch at the end of 2018 given the huge impact it had this year, both at the box office and from a cultural perspective," says Rene Freling, the company's founder. "The movie broke so much new ground that we wanted to give fans an opportunity for the film to live on in their homes, and to continue providing inspiration for some of those it has impacted so positively."