Friday, April 15, 2011

The Movie Posters of Drew Struzan

Another recent acquisition: The Movie Posters of Drew Struzan (Running Press). Even if you don't know his name, you know his work- Drew Struzan's rise to prominence as a movie poster artist coincided with the late 1970s "B-Movie-as-Blockbuster" phenomenon. It's hard to imagine E.T., Indiana Jones or Luke Skywalker without picturing Struzan's warm-butterscotch illustrations. There's so much accessibility to Struzan's work: even though his portraits are very carefully observed and rendered, you can really see the hand at work- the bleeding water colors, the Prismacolor scribbles, the water spatters and that sketchy, lower-case "drew" in the corner.

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