Thursday, February 13, 2014

Old Posters on Achieving Success with Los Angeles Digital Printing

"How do you make a simple poster worth millions? Does it always have to depict a “throwback?”

Nobody’s sure about that, but the world record for most money paid for a poster belongs to a poster for Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi film “Metropolis.” Although widely criticized during its time, the movie— largely about the adventures of the son of a ruthless elitist in a wealth-dominated future society— soon became a cultural heritage with all but five percent of the original film restored.

In 2012, a collector holding onto one of four existing copies of the original Metropolis posters put it up for sale to alleviate his money woes. The initial appraisal pegged the poster at $250,000; but a few months later, its value shot up to three times the amount: $850,000. Finally, another collector bought the poster, along with other posters, for a staggering $1.2 million.

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