Poster Artist Drew Struzan Has a New Art Book Coming Soon!
by Alex Billington
June 8, 2010
Do you love movie posters as much as I do? Then you'll probably want to pre-order this new book: The Art of Drew Struzan. The always awesome Titan Books is releasing this new collected artwork book focusing on legendary poster artist Drew Struzan, who's iconic work spans from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Hellboy, and so much more. On shelves in September, the book contains over 300 pieces of artwork from the last 30 years and also reveals "an unparalleled insight into the acclaimed artist's movie work." This looks absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to get a copy! Make sure to pre-order your copy on Amazon, too.
Some of Struzan's recent work that we've featured include the Hellboy II teaser poster and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull posters, but that's about it. The book includes excerpts from an interview with Struzan as well as more than one variant of most posters. "From black and white and color comprehensives, presenting concepts for the pieces, through to the final art, this volume looks in-depth for the first time at the evolution of Struzan's inimitable posters." I really don't need to hear any more - I'm already sold on this. Can't wait!
If you want to see a few more examples of Struzan's posters in the book, head over to Ain't It Cool News. In addition to some of his most well-known artwork, this collection also showcases scores of previously unseen pieces, including alternative concepts for movies such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Blade Runner and unused art for movies such as Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and Waterworld. Final quote: "A collectible for movie buffs and artists alike, this is a stunning celebration of an artist whose work redefined the art of movie poster design, and whose name is synonymous with some of the finest art in Hollywood."
Bad Photoshop work is slowly destroying the art of the film poster. Struzan is a master of his craft.
bart on Jun 8, 2010
I remember almost all those posters from my visits to the theater. The only one I don't recognize is the fourth one from the left. What movie is that?
GlossGreen on Jun 8, 2010
Shawshank Redemption perhaps?
Avatar: The Last Airbender on Jun 9, 2010
#2 Shawshank Redemption
Forget It on Jun 9, 2010
Ha. The other left <----. 😉
GlossGreen on Jun 9, 2010
flicster on Jun 9, 2010
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