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The Art of Drew Struzan

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He is the favorite artist of both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and the artist behind some of the most iconic images of our time… he is Drew Struzan.

Struzan has worked on the posters for the biggest films of the last 30 years. Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park and E.T: The Extraterrestrial to name but a few.

The first ever book to cover Struzan’s iconic poster artwork in depth, with the final artwork for each piece ...

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Overview

He is the favorite artist of both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and the artist behind some of the most iconic images of our time… he is Drew Struzan.

Struzan has worked on the posters for the biggest films of the last 30 years. Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park and E.T: The Extraterrestrial to name but a few.

The first ever book to cover Struzan’s iconic poster artwork in depth, with the final artwork for each piece accompanied by background and anecdotes from an exclusive interview with the artist. With an introduction to Struzan’s philosophies and techniques, this stunning hardcover will include photos, sketches and reference material, plus closeups and a brief history of each poster featured, from Star Wars to The Goonies.

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Editorial Reviews

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"If you love movie posters you’ll want to have this on your bookshelf, or coffee table." -- Leonard Maltin

"The Art of Drew Struzan is required reading for any fan of the artist, any fan of the films he did art for, and any fan of movie posters in general." -- comingsoon.net

"...visual chocolate for every lover of movie posters..." -- Tor.com

"Page after gorgeous page of draft compositions and alternate posters that, until now, went unseen by the public at large." -- Cinematical

"Drew’s work evokes the magic of cinema and his raw passion for it is right there on every single page." -- Film Junk

"The art alone would make this a worthwhile book to pick up — but it's the context and history you get along the way that seals the deal. The Art of Drew Struzan should be on the reading list of any movie buff." -- Blog Critics

"The Art of Drew Struzan immortalizes a man who contributed much more than film advertisements. He gave America icons and the magic to remember them by." -- One Metal

Library Journal
Struzan's name might not be familiar, but if you're a fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, or Hellboy, you know his work. For 40-plus years, Struzan was the Michelangelo of Hollywood movie poster artists, working with the hottest directors, like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Frank Darabont (who provides the foreword), and Guillermo del Toro, who contends that "every movie that had to be something special had to have a poster by Drew Struzan." This book complements 2004's The Movie Posters of Drew Struzan and is not another poster collection. Struzan here offers multiple "comps"—drawings and paintings representing concepts and ideas—along with the final work. Each series of comps is accompanied by detailed background on Struzan's approach to the project, dealing with the directors and studio suits, and how he constructed the final image—sometimes literally cutting and pasting from several comps. VERDICT The stories behind the work are interesting and often amusing, but the art is the shining star, and more than 300 pieces are beautifully reproduced. Struzan's numerous fans—from Hollywood's elite to guys on the street—will be richly rewarded by this luxurious volume.—Mike Rogers, Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848566194
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Pages: 159
  • Sales rank: 216,302
  • Product dimensions: 12.92 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Drew Struzan has painted album covers, advertising, collectibles, and book covers, but he is best known for his extensive movie poster work.

A particular favorite artist of film directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Struzan created distinct and indelible images for many of their film releases, with Spielberg decreeing that Struzan be the only artist allowed to render the space-creature character E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

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