Special Edition Commemorative Poster Celebrates Oscar® History with Olly Moss Design
Original Poster on Display at Gallery1988 in Hollywood
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – In celebration of The Oscars® on February 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled today the newest addition to its show poster collection.
The commemorative poster was designed by English artist, graphic designer and illustrator Olly Moss in collaboration with Gallery1988. The special edition piece features 85 Oscar statuettes, each one distinctly inspired by the Best Picture winners from 1927 to 2012. The poster images can currently be viewed in a digital gallery athttp://oscar.com/best-pictures-tribute.
Moss, a graduate of the University of Birmingham, is best known for such works as the “Thor” cast poster for Marvel Entertainment, the cover artwork for the “Resistance 3” video game, and his recent book Silhouettes from Popular Culture. One of the most sought-after screen print artists working today, Moss has created illustrations for The New York Times and The Guardian, and is commissioned by Empire magazine to design a new movie poster illustration every month.
The commemorative poster, along with a special edition T-shirt by DabsMyla, is now available for purchase at oscars.org/posters or by calling 1-877-335-8936.
The original poster will be on display beginning February 14 as part of “For Your Consideration,” the Academy’s collaborative exhibition with Gallery1988 Melrose, at 7020 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. For information about the exhibition, visitnineteeneightyeight.com or follow Gallery1988 on Twitter (@galleries1988) and Facebook (gallery1988). Fans outside the Los Angeles area can find out about special giveaway opportunities by following the Academy on Twitter (@TheAcademy) and Facebook (TheAcademy).
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.
The Scientific or Technical Awards were presented for the first time.
President Herbert Hoover sent Vice President Charles Curtis to attend the ceremony.
At the ceremony, nine-year-old Jackie Cooper, nominated for Best Actor in "Skippy," fell asleep on the shoulder of Best Actress nominee Marie Dressler. When Dressler was announced as the winner, Cooper had to be eased onto his mother’s lap.
In August 1930, Betty Boop premiered in the animated film "Dizzy Dishes."
On December 2, 1930, President Herbert Hoover gave his State of the Union Address, in which he asked for at least $100 million to fund a public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
In February 1931, the original "Dracula," starring Bela Lugosi, was released.
In March 1931, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was adopted as the national anthem of the United States.
In March 1931, Nevada legalized gambling.
On May 1,1931, New York City’s Empire State Building opened to the public.
Voting rules changed drastically; the nominations and winners were voted on by the entire Academy membership, not just by a board of judges.
Academy members, for the first time, were charged a $10 fee to attend the banquet and the event sold out.
Thomas A. Edison and George Eastman were both given honorary Academy memberships for their pioneering in the film medium. Although Edison did not attend the event, he provided a film that was shown after the banquet.
Eight awards were presented.
George Arliss won Best Actor for "Disraeli" and it was the first time a performer was honored by the Academy for recreating a role on screen which he had previously performed on stage.
On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed, marking the beginning of the Great Depression.
In November 1929, the Museum of Modern Art opened to the public in New York City.
In January 1930, the Mickey Mouse comic strip made its first appearance.
On April 18, 1930, the BBC Radio Service from London, somewhat infamously, reported on this day that "There is no news."
In April 1930, Warner Bros. released the cartoon "Sinkin’ in the Bathtub," the inaugural entry in its long-running "Looney Tunes" series, which was overseen by animation greats such as Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising and Tex Avery during its four decades of production.