Here at Bottleneck we have a copious amount of love for most aspects of the movie-going experience. One of our most cherished aspects of cinemas has always been movie posters (hence, Bottleneck Gallery’s existence!), and we’ve been working to resurrect and enhance one of the most interesting experiments in the movie poster field--lenticular posters!
As a brief background, movie studios would issue 3D (lenticular) movie posters for certain films. Check out the following gallery of some of our favorites from back in the day:
However, due to the high cost of these lenticular movie posters and posters in general, studios shifted to digital posters, and unfortunately lenticular posters fell by the wayside.
We’ve always been fans of more unique and experimental movie posters, and we truly believe that lenticular posters shake up the status quo of the standard movie poster, and contain a wealth of creativity.
With all that said, we’ve teamed up with some incredible printers to create a new line of officially licensed, high quality lenticular movie prints! We’re currently offering two versions of lenticular prints:
A thinner (1mm), flexible PET lenticular print mounted on dense paper backing. This option is more flexible, lighter, and thinner.
A thick lenticular print (4mm), akin to plexi-glass, called polystyrene. We call this one Lenticular Plex for ease of differentiation. This option reminds us of a sheet of plexiglass but with a lenticular lens.
As with all lenticular prints, they are best viewed from about 4 to 6 feet away from the subject. This allows the lens to do what it does best and gives the best 3D effect.
Also, all lenticular prints will ship flat packed and cannot be combined with any print orders.
Our first lenticular release is for the sci-fi cornerstone 2001: A Space Odyssey. A movie that groundbreaking deserves an equally groundbreaking poster!
Both 3D lenticular versions of this legendary poster will be available Friday (6/12) @ 12PM ET on our homepage, Bottleneckgallery.com!