Gr8at: Drew Struzan’s Film Posters

After seeing the documentary Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, I became aware of the incredible talent of the illustrator Drew Struzan. Seeing his portfolio, I realised just how highly regarded he is within the industry and how much of his work I was already familiar with. While I pay close attention to actors, directors, composers and scriptwriters, I’ve never really thought about film posters before, apart from when I highlighted the ones I have in my bedroom. Here are eight of Drew’s more famous works, with some bonus ones thrown in. Do you have a favourite? For more information n the man himself check out this Wired article.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom poster

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Rambo - First Blood

First Blood (1982)

The Thing movie poster

The Thing (1982)

Hell Boy film

Hellboy  (2004)

Back to the Future Film poster

Back to The Future (1985)

Shawshank Redemption film poster

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Pans labarynth

Pan’s Labyrinth ¬†(2006)

Blade_Runner film poster

Bladerunner (1982)

And here are some from his most famous collaboration

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Photography: Film posters

As my ever-increasing¬†Film Reviews and other Film Stuff page shows, I really do have a huge passion for the creativity, imagination and impact films generate. It’s no surprise then that I have a few film posters on my wall. These were specially designed by an artist contact I used to know and I wanted to share them with you. Is there one that stands out to you? Do you have any film posters on your wall or one you wish you had?

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