Check Out a Bunch of Old Unused Poster Designs for 'Jurassic Park'

August 7, 2014

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

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And here's some designs that look a little more familiar from Flavorwire and IGN:

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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

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Jurassic Park

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?

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


Wow these are awesome.

Aj Meadows on Aug 7, 2014


I can see why these werent used

Jon Odishaw on Aug 7, 2014


Jon! Really? Haha, jk.

DAVIDPD on Aug 7, 2014


I like the last one.

Xerxexx on Aug 7, 2014


Me too, would look great on the wall framed up.

Internapse on Aug 7, 2014


Definitely agree.

Xerxexx on Aug 7, 2014


I love all of them. All of them!!!

DAVIDPD on Aug 7, 2014


The second to last poster would have been good...but those T-Rex eyes ruins it!

Xerxexx on Aug 7, 2014


Some of these are pretty awful....even for the 90's.

TheOct8pus on Aug 8, 2014


The 10th one would have been good

steve on Aug 8, 2014


The last few are great! Classic Spielberg look. Kinda makes me feel old to see how dated 1993 looks though.

Wafffles on Aug 8, 2014



Joker's hideout on Aug 8, 2014


I want a Triceratops crossing sign, though...

GristleMcNerd on Aug 13, 2014

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