To celebrate the 2018 BFI London Film Festival, we've dug into our design archives to create this exclusive range featuring beautiful artwork from previous LFFs, as well as products inspired by the history of the National Film Theatre (now BFI Southbank).
The National Film Theatre (NFT) was designed in 1957 by Norman Engleback and constructed in just 15 months. This tote bag features the pattern which adorned the screen shutter in the original NFT 1 auditorium. At the start of a screening, the shutter would retract to reveal the screen. It provided a distinctive backdrop to interviews with a stellar line-up of cinematic greats over the years, from Akira Kurosawa to Alfred Hitchcock (pictured)
The design, which became a much-loved feature of the NFT, also featured on the fourth London Film Festival brochure in 1960.
This 100% cotton tote bag is beautifully screen printed in metallic gold on black, and measures 380mm x 410mm, large enough for a 12" record. The top of the bag to the apex of the handle measures 380mm.
The metallic print will develop a nice burnished finish over time through wear.