I’m really excited that there’s a documentary coming out about Drew Struzan. I linked to his site a while back, he made some of the iconic movie posters of my childhood. It’s good to see that other people appreciate his work. His stuff is so precise that you’d swear that it’s done in photoshop, but he comes from another era when the details mattered.
Here’s a good collection of his work
I was cruising around some art blogs today and I found a link to his site. I looked around for a little while because there were illustrations for almost all of my favorite movies from the 70’s and 80’s. At first I thought that like Tyler Stout, he was just a fan of all of them. Then I realized…he IS the artist who did all the posters! I love every one of them.
Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Big Trouble in Little China, The Goonies, Coming to America, Back to the Future, …Mallrats!
He has such a talent for capturing the look of a character. But he’s also a master of layout, nothing seems out of place or squished in any of his drawings. I really like that he lets you see some of his preliminary sketches for the posters. It gives you a look into his drawing style, I can almost see the strokes happening right in front of me.
sketch for the Big Trouble in Little China poster
Some people aspire to be picasso or dali or warhol. But this is what I want to be when I grow up.