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There's a new coffee table style book coming out called VHS Video Cover Art: 1980s to Early 1990s that I know you fans of vintage cinema are going to be drooling over.

Poster artist Thomas Hodge curated and wrote the book and it even features a forward by Mondo's Justin Ishmael. Anyone who grew up in the era knows the sweet siren song of an amazing VHS cover. Very often they were better than the films themselves.

The book sees release May 28, 2015 from Schiffer Publishing, but you can pre-order your copy today.

About the book:
Video cover art is a unique and largely lost artform representing a period of unabashed creativity during the video rental boom of the 1980s to early 1990s. The art explodes with a succulent, indulgent blend of design, illustration, typography, and hilarious copywriting.

Written and curated by Tom The Dude Designs Hodge, poster artist extraordinaire and VHS obsessive, with a foreword by Mondo s Justin Ishmael, this collection contains over 240 full-scale, complete video sleeves in the genres of action, comedy, horror, kids, sci-fi, and thriller films. It s a world of mustached, muscled men, buxom beauties, big explosions, phallic guns, and nightmare-inducing monsters. From the sublime to the ridiculous, some are incredible works of art, some are insane, and some capture the tone of the films better than the films themselves. All are amazing and inspiring works of art that captivate the imagination. It s like stepping back in time into your local video store!

Bring it on!

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