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Family Vacation Style, Polish Film Posters and an Oral History of Jurassic Park

  • Kempt Staff


Lampooned: Valet mines the wardrobe of Clark Griswold for some solid road trip style inspiration.

Madcap: In case our reminder that Mad Men returns on Sunday wasn’t enough, Ask Men has a refresher course on what happened last season.

Post It: Open Culture finds a stylish cache of Polish film posters that put the stuff we’re seeing on the sides of buses and in subway stations to shame.

Life Finds a Way: Relive the making of Jurassic Park 20 years after its release, with this oral history.

Big Trouble, Little Tank Top

  • Najib Benouar

This cinematic illustration/piece of ’80s ephemera is part of a 21-poster salute to artist Drew Struzan—the guy behind the majority of the film industry’s photo-realistic movie artwork for the past three decades.

There are a lot of memorable pieces in there, from Police Academy to Back to the Future to Crocodile Dundee, but our favorite is his work for Big Trouble in Little China. It’s a great snapshot of the ensuing mayhem, and it’s got Kurt Russell front and center showing you how to properly wear a tank top.

Makes for an easy-to-remember rule of thumb: only wear one when at the beach, or wielding a semiautomatic weapon.

Bond Beauties

  • Jared Paul Stern


As the hype crescendos around *Quantum of Solace*'s impending release—new Bond Girls!—it's a good time to consider the flick in its historical context. Especially as a smashing collection of classic 007 placards are hitting the block at Christie's in London tomorrow. The prized Bond lot in the auction house's *Vintage Film Posters* sale is a mint condition 1964 *Goldfinger* sheet in the rare British quad style B format, estimated at $7,00 - $10,000.

We're partial however to this quirky and equally scarce Aston Martin promo piece produced for *Thunderball* in 1965, which is a much better deal at est. $3,000 - $3,500. Also included are classics from *Dr. No* (1962, est. $2,700 - $4,500), *From Russia With Love* (1963, est. $2,700 - $4,500) and the rest of the pantheon, with several variations of each. Mr. Craig would do well to study these masterpieces if he hopes to err on the side of Connery.