The Street Posters of San Francisco

Owen Smith has drawn up book covers, album covers, and magazine covers (his rich, moody film noiry style has been most recognizably seen on The New Yorker) –– but no movie posters –– unless you count his 2008 San Francisco Market Street poster campaign celebrating Dashell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon.

And now Bay Area BART subway stations are going to be decorated with his latest designs promoting the summer reading season, featuring Hammett, Jack London, and Amy Tan.

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A Dash-ell of Hammett, please?

Look out, film fanatics, because Noir City’s annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival begins this weekend and runs through January 29, capping off with a Dashell Hammett marathon, including screenings of the 1931 and 1941 versions of The Maltese Falcon

And don’t miss out on these French poster beauties (drawn by Roger Soubie) of that other Hammett classic, The Glass Key.