Sundance Goes Vintage

Nobody really seems sure what the word “Sundance” even means anymore. Some say it refers to a week in January in which high profile actors and moviemakers congregate to get free stuff and ink their next multi-million dollar deals, while others maintain the word signifies an independent film festival. Regardless, it is tough to deny that the word has always been synonymous with some damn good art.

Now some of that damn good art is available to the public for the first time. The Sundance Institute has recently put up for sale vintage posters from the storied festival. Available online at Sundance’s official Website, these limited edition, original posters date back to 1985 and range in price from $75 to $150. All proceeds from this somewhat steep price tag will benefit the Sundance Institute itself, which in turn benefits independent artists in the realms of film, theater and music by providing them with access to professionals, workshops, grants and fellowships.

“Our Festival posters are highly coveted in the film culture world, both for their aesthetic value and for providing a visual history of the festival,” say Jill Miller, managing director of the Sundance Institute. “We are pleased to be able to offer to festival goers, film lovers and collectors alike these works of art—some which have not been seen in over 20 years.”

If you’ve never seen the posters before, you’re missing out. They were created by numerous acclaimed graphic designers such as the founding designers of Wired magazine, John Plunkett and Barbara Kuhr, and all are works of art that capture the independent spirit of the festival.

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Enter now for the chance to win a poster of your own!

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