Art of John Alvin

The Art of John Alvin


John Alvin’s movie poster art is among the most iconic of the last 40 years, from Disney films such as Beauty and the Beast, Mulan and Pinocchio, to Empire of the Sun, Gremlins, Blazing Saddles, Predator, and the Star Wars 30th anniversary posters. This book not only collects some of Alvin’s finest work, but also includes previously unseen comprehensives and in progress sketches. With the text including commentary from Alvin’s widow, this is a unique insight into the work of one of the 20th c…

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Looking back, the Disney Renaissance had some brilliantly designed posters.(r/movies)

Most of these posters (all but Mulan and Tarzan) were designed by the late, legendary poster designer John Alvin. He’s also responsible for the original Blade Runner poster, Gremlins, ET, Blazing Saddles, and a ton more.

I cover his legacy and career in a documentary I’m producing about film poster art (titled Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six) and have been fortunate enough to interview his widow, Andrea and a number of his friends about his legacy.

John was a truly fantastic talent and I feel honored to be able to cover his work on film.

EDIT – Wow, top comment. Rad. I should let you guys know that a book of John’s art, featuring both released posters and unreleased works, will be out soon. His wife Andrea, a really lovely and amazing lady, worked insanely hard to get all of the licensing together in order to release it. If you’re into this kind of stuff be sure to check it out. Here it is on Amazon Thanks to /u/acog for tracking it down.

A few people have asked about the doc. If you’re interested you can find more info at The trailer on site is old, made before we went full tilt into production, but we have another trailer coming soon.

EDIT 2 – Thanks for the Reddit Gold, anonymous donor!

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Andrea Alvin

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Looking back, the Disney Renaissance had some brilliantly designed posters.

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