Swamp Thing Australian Film Poster (1982)
by Robert Burton Printers
13″ x 28″, Folded
Robert Burton Printers printed Australian movie posters from the late 1950s until the mid ’80s. Their posters are very attractive, containing quality attributes that make their printed pieces sought after by collectors. Paper type, methods and overall quality are really terrific. In 2012, John Reid of OzeFilm wrote an article about Robert Burton Printers (link) and I highly recommend it. He also had a chance to speak with a former employee about the history, process and printing techniques (link). As he writes in the articles, the Australian movie poster craft and it’s artists have gone largely undocumented and unrecognized. Reid does a nice job of shedding some light on the art form.