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Saturday night at the movies…

Japanese Chirashi movie posters – the Star Wars franchise and a continuing saga!

1982. Return of the Jedi. Teaser.


‘Chirashi’ eh? … he sounds familiar, was he one of Jabba’s henchmen, or an Ewok? 

No. A Chirashi is not a Star Wars character but a small double-sided poster handed out at cinemas in Japan to advertise upcoming movies. And TVTA is absolutely delighted to bring you one of the most comprehensive gatherings of Japanese Star Wars film posters this side of the galaxy! Featuring examples of every Star Wars film made to date and more bad puns than you can shake a Gaderffii stick at… this post is sure to have those nasty Imperials hot on our tails!

The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi. 1986 Double-feature theatre release.


Three-D-PO and Artoo-Won’t-Do

Among my favourites in my Star Wars Chirashi collection is this Phantom Menace 3D poster. Prior to the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, George Lucas had intended to make 3D versions of all six films in the Star Wars Prequel and Original Trilogies. The idea was put on ice in favour of concentrating on ‘rebooting the franchise’ with Episode VII and other new films. Hence, only one of the first six films made it as a 3D cinema release – The Phantom Menace in 2012.

2012. The Phantom Menace 3D.


A long time ago in a gallery far, far away

I need to add something for the 2008 animated release The Clone Wars, and I’m yet to find anything for the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special or the two Ewok films – Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: Battle for Endor. If any of these turn up I’ll be sure to include them along with the forthcoming releases… with episode XI scheduled for December 2019, a third instalment of the standalone Star Wars Story in 2020, and talk of future new-character trilogies – this gallery is destined to cause a great disturbance in the force!

That’s no moon… it’s TVTA!

As always, thanks for looking 🙂 Click the images below to make bigger.



 

Viva Chirashi! Japanese Movie Posters 1977 – 2018

Viva Knievel! (1977)

Deadpool 2 (2018) 

Deadpool (2016)

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)  

Kinky Boots (2005)

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)

Porco Rosso (1992)

Thor / Avengers

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Avengers Infinity War (2018)

Batman Ninja (2018)

Sliver (1993)

Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

A Chirashi is a printed mini-poster or flyer used to promote film releases in Japan. The size of a typical Chirashi is “B5” (approx 7 x 10 inch /18cm x 26cm). A relatively cheap and space-saving alternative to regular-size industry posters, Chirashis make excellent movie memorabilia collectables. You can find all my Chirashi posts here

500th Post at The Vintage Toy Advertiser!

It’s a milestone moment for TVTA as we celebrate our 500th post.

I remember moving over to WordPress in the spring of 2011 and thinking: “well, this seems like a good place to be.” Fast forward a few years and my thoughts haven’t changed a bit. Much of this is down to you, dear readers and fellow bloggers, for checking out, sharing, liking and commenting on my posts and helping to make TVTA’s mission a whole lot of interesting fun. Thanks WP mates 🙂

So, what’s hot off the scanner to celebrate post N° 500… some obscure toy ad? Barbie, Etch A Sketch, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog? No, but there were a few little clues back there wink wink

How about some horror film ads, vinyl records, video games, poetry or kitchen work units?

Nope, none of those. And definitely no clown ads!!

So what is it then?

it had better be good!

It is…

… After an executive board meeting with Wooof, the cat and I have decided to celebrate our special 500th toy story with Toy Story! All told in the wonderful style of Japanese chirashi movie posters.

Regular readers will know how much we love our Japanese chirashi around here 🙂

So let’s hand over to Woody and Buzz and co for TVTA’s 500th post … Toy Story!

As always, thanks for looking 🙂

 

 

Toy Story (1995)


Toy Story 2 (1999)


Toy Story 3 (2010)


In other Toy Story news …
Toy Story 2 Japanese Movie Programme cover, centrefold and adverts

 


Disneyland x3. Original 90s Buzz Lightyear toy. DVDs

 


To infinity and beyond! Until next time  🙂


Photographs TVTA. Images scanned by TVTA from private collection.

IDEA 170 – Japanese magazine of international graphic art (pt2)

Welcome to the concluding part two of IDEA 170. Part One can be seen here

Idea 170. 1982. Cover. Stephan Kantscheff.

IDEA is a Japanese / English language magazine that focuses on graphic design and typography. Published quarterly in Tokyo, Japan, its first issue was in 1953. The following scans are from issue 170 published for 1982. Click images to go bigger.


Shigeo Katsuoka (Japan) symbol marks


 


Herb Lubalin / MJ Baumwell / Ed Benguiat / Lubalin Peckolik Associated

 



Exxon Calendar


Mickey Mouse. Oswaldo Miranda / Gravartex / Miran Studio


NASA poster

Adverts

Design desk. Idea 170. 1982. Japan.


Canon Izumiya. Idea 170 1982. Japan.


Machines. Idea 170. 1982. Japan.


Layout. Idea 170. 1982. Japan.


Nicker acrylics. Idea 170. 1982. Japan.


Nouvel design markers. Idea 170. 1982. Japan.


Thanks for looking 🙂

Image sources: Idea 170, 1982. Copyright Idea. Scanned by The Vintage Toy Advertiser for information and research purposes.

IDEA 170 – Japanese magazine of international graphic art (pt1)

Idea 170. 1982. Cover. Stephan Kantscheff.

IDEA is a Japanese / English language magazine that focuses on graphic design and typography. Published quarterly in Tokyo, Japan, its first issue was in 1953. The following scans are from issue 170 published for 1982 and feature artworks by the designers Stephan Kantscheff, Jim Heimann, Jacques Poirier, Jacques Richez and Yōji Yamamoto. 


Stephan Kantscheff (Bulgaria)

Stephan Kantscheff book cover for the Bulgarian folk-tales.

Stephan Kantscheff. Magazine cover for ‘Neue Werburg’.

Stephan Kantscheff. Greeting cards designs.

Stephan Kantscheff design for Bulgarian TV and Radio Broadcasting Committee.

Stephan Kantscheff design for programmes in colour for Bulgarian Television.

Stephan Kantscheff design for programmes in colour for Bulgarian Television.

Stephan Kantscheff designs for postage stamps.

Stephan Kantscheff design for a postage stamp.

Stephan Kantscheff design for a postage stamp.


Jim Heimann (US)

Jim Heimann postcard design for retail store Heaven.

Jim Heimann illustrated cards.

Jim Heimann.

Jim Heimann magazine illustration for an article “Women’s Movement”.


Jacques Poirier (France)

Jacques Poirier. L to R – illustration for an article “Intermission” for Pilote magazine. Portrait of Louis Armstrong for Phosphore magazine. Illustration for an article “Toreador”. Cover illustration for Vie Publique Journal.

Jacques Poirier. L to R – cover for Nourriture Dietetique Magazine. Illustration for an article “Excentric Millionaire”. “Personal research produced to please the author’s daughter”.


Jacques Richez (France)

Jacques Richez. Colour trap. Drawing, photo, relief colour.

Jacques Richez. Colour trap. ID.


Yōji Yamamoto (Japan)

Yoji Yamamoto original work for Typographical Image Exhibition, the character “River”.

Yoji Yamamoto designs.


Thanks for looking. More images from Idea 170 coming soon.

Image sources: Idea 170, 1982. Copyright Idea. Scanned by The Vintage Toy Advertiser for information and research purposes.