Sometimes, you just gotta rely on your friends. You'd have a lot of perks with your friends too. If your friend is a lawyer, for example, he can get you out of some legal trouble. Or if your friend is a fashion designer, she can make your clothes that will fit your body and style perfectly.
My friend is a graphic artist. But he's no ordinary graphic artist. He has worked in Hollywood. Prior to opening his own digital agency in New York, he used to work for the big movie studios in Hollywood. He was part of the teams that worked on the iconic movie posters we now all love. The ones you'd see in just about any theater. And the old relatively ones (few years, not exactly decades) you'd see novelty shops, he probably worked on them as well.
Now, you might be thinking, with a friend who has worked in Hollywood, what perks will you get out of him? Getting a tour of the big studios? Yup! Once, he guided me on the lot of one of the big studios we worked under. Long story short, they were incredible! What about meeting celebrities? Well, since he's in the art department, he rarely gets to work on A-listers as much. In fact, he's only met a handful of stars when he was working in Hollywood.
But, at least for me, perhaps the biggest perk in having a friend like him was the gifts he gave me. He'd often give me posters of movies he worked on. But not only that, most of the time. they'd be signed by the celebrities who starred in the films themselves. It's really amazing!
What I would never forget was his gift to me when I turned 30. Knowing I'm a huge fan of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, he gave me a whole bundle of signed movie posters! From the first "The Fast and the Furious" movie to the more recent "Hobbs & Shaw" spin-off film, all of them were there and signed by the actors themselves. The earlier ones even had the late great Paul Walker's autographs on them! They were all dope!
Fortunately, this bundle had multiple copies of each poster. All of them signed! So, as a gesture of my thanks, I'm sharing some of them with all of you fellow "Fast & Furious" fans through this platform! Enjoy!
Please note: Our inventory is limited as we may have only received a few posters in total. Most of our items are obtained from film premieres, studios, and from autographed hounds such as the one in the story above.