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First Real Poster for Struzan Doc 'Drew: The Man Behind the Poster'

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February 14, 2013
Source: Beyond the Marquee

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

"A personal look at the most important illustrator of the last 100 years." Well I'm sold on the tagline alone, but the poster that it comes from is quite odd, to say the least. An official poster has debuted on Beyond the Marquee (via IMPAwards) for the documentary Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, about legendary poster artist Drew Struzan. The poster is not Struzan art, but instead is a photo of Struzan focused on his eye, with a corner turned out. I like the concept they're going for, but something just seems awkward, maybe I'm just thinking of seeing Struzan's style so much. That said, I am very excited to watch this documentary.

This poster "created by XL Brand Laboratories and photographed by Frank W.Ockenfels 3." Your thoughts?

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster is directed by up-and-coming American filmmaker Erik Sharkey, of a few shorts previously. Sharkey along with Greg Boas and Charles Ricciardi are the filmmaking team behind this doc. "Telling the tale through exclusive interviews, the journey spans Drew's early career in commercial and album cover art through his recent retirement as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time." These three filmmakers have crafted a comprehensive presentation about the artist, the art, and the stories behind Drew's most recognizable creations. While we debuted a trailer for this late last year, we're not sure when it'll be released. Torino Pictures has yet to announce full plans, we'll let you know.

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  • http://twitter.com/Toonfed TOONFED
    I'm not sure if that's the appropriate style for the documentary (the poster). Not everybody knows who is Drew until they see his work.
  • Flounder
    The irony of course is how bad this poster is of the man who does great posters!
    • http://www.pewpewpew.de/ reeft
      Came here just to post this
    • David Banner
      Man, this is so sad....it's right there in front of them, and they still can't fucking see it....
  • Elbak
    Hmm... They have a typo in the tagline. Unless they meant to say "the" twice.
    • Daniel
      Wow just noticed that. That's terribly sad.

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