17 August, 2012
Collecting Enya: Posters
Two things happened a while ago that persuaded me that this post was meant to be written. First, Dani asked me to do it and then Enya fell on me while I was reading a book. Now, it wasn’t Enya Enya, it was just a badly attached poster of Enya but since I will be writing about posters, it surely was a sign, wasn’t it?
If you are looking for an Enya poster to keep in a tube or to show your affection to the world, there are more ways to get it. The easiest way is to print a high-resolution photo yourself. It will certainly get the job done but since we are talking about collecting today, I will omit this option and write about promo poster released by Warner.
From my experience, you’ll find the largest selection on eBay. Majority of posters available there date from early 2000s i.e. ‘A Day without Rain’ release. Posters promoting ‘The Celts’ and earlier albums exist too but they do not show up very often. The most widespread formats are 12″x12″ (cover artwork), 18″x24″ and 24″x33″.
If you do not want to go the eBay route, there is another chance when a new album is released. Harass staff at your local music store until they give you free posters! This usually works if you buy something and then ask very, very nicely. However, they sometimes forget about you, so it’s better to come back regularly.
Some examples, design is usually in hands of local Warner Music branches: