Graphic Arts Collection

MHL Collections - Graphic Arts Collection

The library’s Graphic Arts Collection encompasses posters and production art. The poster collection includes more than 42,000 items representing the cinema from some of its earliest attractions to current theatrical releases, and consists primarily of one-sheet posters from Hollywood films as well as examples from independent and foreign productions. Production art materials document more than eighty years of motion picture design.  Acquired from designers, collectors and professional organizations, the collection primarily consists of costume and production design drawings, but also includes other forms of production art such as title art and animation artwork. The collection also includes a small number of paintings and illustrations of individuals prominent in the motion picture industry.