Check Out a Bunch of Old Unused Poster Designs for 'Jurassic Park'
The work of artist Drew Struzan, responsible for some of the most iconic movie posters, has been commemorated with a collection of his artwork in books, along with a feature length documentary. Another artist who is well renowned for this kind of work is John Alvin, having designed posters for the likes of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Blade Runner, Batman, The Lion King and much more. But one of his better known works was the poster for Jurassic Park, featuring the iconic font and tyrannosaurs rex skeleton logo that we all know today. However, there were tons of designs that preceded it and never used.
Here's John Alvin's unused poster art for Jurassic Park from Movies.com:
The above art comes from a forthcoming book called The Art of John Alvin, hitting shelves on August 26th. Honestly, some of the designs are just plain terrible and cheesy (like the dinosaur crossing sign), but maybe that's because this was 1993 and the style for pushing films was completely different back then. However, the taglines for the film aren't too bad, as they push the bigger idea beyond just seeing dinosaurs back on the big screen. They push audiences to think about the science behind the adventure 65 million years in the making (a tagline in itself which clearly figured out what number of years worked best). Cool?