Introducing our latest Membership Banner Art by Edgar Ascensão


Introducing our latest Membership Banner Art by Edgar Ascensão

by Alex Billington
July 29, 2022

“I want my audience to experience cinema in all its glory… It’s moving, and I want you to be engaged not just with the scene but with the characters.” –James Wan. In 2021, First presentation launched a membership program to support the site and help keep it running for years to come. Thank you to everyone who has joined as a member so far. The truth is, we don’t have much to offer in return because all of our effort and hard work already goes into what you see on this site. We want to offer everything for free, nothing will be hidden behind paywalls or membership rewards. Everything is here. We need your help to continue to cover the costs of running a server and managing the day-to-day work that keeps this place running. Last year we revealed the banner art for the members page, and now we have a new design to reveal. This latest 2022 banner illustration is created by a Portuguese designer Edgar Ascensao (we’ve been fans of it for a while) and it’s another great design featuring many beloved movie characters. Take a closer look at the new art below.

Below you can see the full banner made by Edgar. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, he creates posters and other cinematic works – you can follow him on Twitter @edgar_ascensao or on Instagram @edgar_asc or also on Facebook @posterscaseiros. You can also find his works for sale in his Redbubble shop. I wanted to create art that represents our endless love for movies. Check it out and click to view the members page:

Edgar Ascensao Banner Art for FirstShowing

Edgar Ascensao Banner Art for FirstShowing

I’m so glad Edgar had the time to do this for FS! I’m thrilled with the result – featuring all of these iconic characters from film history interacting with the screen that represents this site and the theatrical experience. Everything connects with our old slogan “Connecting Hollywood to its audience“Our goal is to introduce different designers every year with a new banner. Edgar’s biography explains that he is a poster designer based in Lisbon. art for both. Edgar wanted to participate in this world of alternative cinema posters with his own ideas and decided to immerse himself in the illustrated world, giving free rein to his imagination on trompe-l’oeil and in the double perception of the image. Regarding his art style, he started with minimal concepts and basic layouts. Over the years, the style developed into dreamlike illustrations, poetic depictions of cinematic storytelling. He likes to create art with a different point of view from film that offers a more conceptual perspective.”

Thank you for your support First presentation and reading this website – please consider becoming a member. And thank you for supporting the film community – artists, creators, writers, directors, designers and everybody who works in the cinema. We’d like to feature more artwork from our favorite movie artists from time to time, and hopefully with your support we can do just that. Until then, see you at the cinema! And please stay safe. 😷

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