One of the first things I purchased on preview night of the 2011 San Diego Comic Con was a limited edition signed version of Drew Struzan‘s new book Drew Struzan: Oeuvre. It is one of the best purchases I’ve made this year, and a must have for any film fanatic.
Drew Struzan has created some of the most iconic movie posters of the last 30 years, from Harry Potter to Hellboy, Raiders of the Lost Ark to Back to the Future. This extravagant hardcover edition of DREW STRUZAN: OEUVRE, with a Foreword by George Lucas, film producer, screen-writer, director and founder/chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd., features over 250 pieces of art, including all of Drew’s most iconic movie images, as well as other career highlights, from record album, book, and comic book covers, to stamps, trading cards, promotional artwork and very personal original works. —This right-up-to-date collection of Struzan’s work includes recent and never-before-published pieces including Star Wars: Episode III poster art; Indiana Jones 4 poster art; Walking Dead poster art; Hellboy 2 poster art; Pan’s Labyrinth poster art; Lord of the Rings trading cards; and never before published personal works.
Titan Books has given us a bunch of exclusive images from the book, full sized poster artwork without the logos and text. I can’t tell you how awesome these images look on the large full pages of this coffee table book. The book will be released on October 4th 2011. Preorder it now on Amazon for $31.33, 37% off the $50 cover price.
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In addition to giving out Oscars every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the world’s largest movie related organization, does its best to preserve the history of cinema. One of the many ways does they do this is by keep an extensive catalog of every movie poster produced by a major studio. They’ve now decided to go a little outside of the studio system though and begin archiving posters from an independent producer: Mondo, the collectable art boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse.
To commemorate this incredible honor, Mondo is releasing their most impressive poster yet. They’ve managed to get legendary poster artist Drew Struzan out of retirement to do a screenprint for the 1931 Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff. It’s the first screenprint Struzan has ever done and it’s stunning.
After the jump, we talk with Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael about being honored by the Academy and working with Struzan. Plus, you can check out the piece and Mondo’s brand new website. Read More »
One of the most prolific poster artists of our generation, Drew Struzan, is the subject of an upcoming documentary called Drew: The Man Behind Poster. Directed by Erik Sharkey, the film features interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and others all discussing the man behind such iconic posters as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, The Goonies, the first Harry Potter films, Big Trouble in Little China, Hellboy and so many others.
We posted a trailer for the film a few months back and now there’s a brand new clip talking about the Temple of Doom poster that you can watch after the break. The documentary is “nearly completed,” according to producer Charles Ricciardi, so we might be able to check it out before the end of the year. Read More »
If you grew up in the 1980′s or 1990′s, then you probably grew up with the artwork of Drew Struzan. I know that many of the movies from my childhood featured Drew’s poster art, and the walls of my current office are filled with some of these reproduced masterpieces. A new feature-length documentary film is being released highlighting the the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, who’s most popular works include the “Indiana Jones,” “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars” movie posters — “Drew: The Man Behind The Poster”
“Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many other filmmakers, artists and critics, 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. Three filmmakers have united to bring this film to life; Greg Boas of Hefty, inc., Charles Ricciardi of Torino Pictures and Erik P. Sharkey of Sharkey Productions, assembling one of the most intriguing film lineups and crafting a comprehensive presentation about the artist, the art, the stories behind Drew’s most recognizable creations, as well as a never-before-seen insider’s examination of the industry and the profession of motion picture advertising.
A premiere screening of ‘excerpts’ from “Drew: The Man Behind the Poster” were shown at Comic-Con. Now a two and a half minute extended movie trailer/clip from the movie is now online for everyone to watch.
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AintitCoolNews has gotten their hands on master poster artist Drew Struzan‘s awesome old school Comic-Con exclusive poster for Frank Darabont‘s (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) small screen adaptation of The Walking Dead. I hope I can pick this baby up at Comic-Con. Hit the jump to see the image in full.
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Chud has a first look at Drew Struzan‘s brilliant Hellboy II: The Golden Army New York Comic Con Exclusive Movie Poster. I love all of Struzan’s poster artwork. It’s too bad that this is just a New York Comic Con exclusive poster because I think it would turn heads as a theatrical one-sheet.
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A new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie poster has popped up over at Collider, but is it real? Nope (to be fair Collider siad it could be possibly fan made). Just a cool fan created throwback to the popular Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade poster done by Drew Struzan.
The design looks almost identical to the Last Crusade artwork by Struzan, even down to the specks on the right edge.
When we originally posted this story, I was very skeptical of the movie poster’s authenticity. Thinking it was cool enough to post even if it was a fan creation, I put the question out to the /Film readers: Is the poster Real or Fake? And we got our answer… As it turns out, the Harrison Ford photo comes from the cover of the new Empire Magazine.