Legendary Artist Drew Struzan Creating Hellboy II Poster!
In geek news today, Guillermo del Toro mentioned to CHUD that legendary artist Drew Struzan will (again) be putting together a poster for del Toro's upcoming Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Struzan's drawings are some of the most well-known and iconic pieces of art ever made in Hollywood history, including posters for Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more. And you're probably very familiar with his latest drawing, whether you know it or not. If you're a true cinematic geek at heart or a Hellboy fan (like myself), than this is some damn exciting news.
Devin over at CHUD exclusively talked with Guillermo del Toro briefly about Struzan's involvement.
Guillermo tells Devin, "For me, Drew Struzan's work summarizes the power of cinematic storytelling. I eagerly await his first sketches for this HELLBOY: THE GOLDEN ARMY poster, and I am incredibly honored by the fact that Drew has agreed to collaborate with me again. Struzan's fans all over the world, rejoice and be prepared for another beautiful piece to come from the master's hands!!"
Why is this so exciting? I love great posters and its rare we find any nowadays that aren't just a Photoshopped design whipped together in a few hours featuring some obnoxiously large floating head. Struzan's work is incredible, even to the point where I want to buy some of his older posters. The last time the two teamed up they created this poster below.
At the moment, Hellboy II: The Golden Army seems to have gotten lost in the summer hype. Its trailer that launched last December received a positive response from almost everyone, which was definitely a good thing. However, Iron Man and The Dark Knight have currently stolen all interest for the upcoming summer, but I'm expecting in due time Hellboy II will make an impact. I'm very excited for it myself and probably even more excited to see what Drew comes up with for Guillermo. And in case you've ever wondered what Drew Struzan looks like, the photo below is of Struzan and Guillermo del Toro.
Awesome! If that's what the poster is gonna look like --it's gonna kick a$$, just like the movie!!
Spider on Mar 2, 2008
I emailed Drew Struzan one time about doing artwork for a band I was in. He emailed back and was very nice and said, "Well, I charge somewhere around 25,000 for the artwork, let me know what you think." If I had'f had the dough, I would've definitely got him to do the work. He's amazing with a paintbrush.
Randall Mckay on Jan 10, 2012
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