The Art of Drew Struzan

The Art of Drew Struzan

The Art of Drew Struzan 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 bigges

  • Title: The Art of Drew Struzan
  • Author: Drew Struzan David J. Schow Frank Darabont
  • ISBN: 9781848566194
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 poHe 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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    This was a fascinating book to leaf through and think over. Drew Struzan is perhaps the king of movie poster art, and this book gives a gorgeous look at some highlights of his work over the years. Particularly valuable are the many "comps" or drafts, often roughed out in pencil, showing the many different concepts Struzan came up with before picking one for the final composition.The text mostly focuses on Struzan's memories of working on each piece--working with directors, cutting up paintings t [...]

    Movie buffs are likely familiar with the works of Drew Struzan, as are many casual fans of cinema even if they don't know his name. With an incredible knack for producing detailed, dead-on portraits of a film's actors and capturing the sense of excitement and grandiosity of cinema, he has illustrated and painted some of Hollywood's most famous movie posters. A frequent collaborator of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, he was the official illustrator of posters for the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, [...]

    A fascinating glimpse into the dying days of the movie poster illustration business. The best part of this book is getting to see many of Struzan's comps, which led to the final poster designs (in some cases, comps for posters that were never made!). Struzan is a real master of composition, and I know I will be pulling this book off the shelf next time I am trying to figure out the design for a book cover. This is a book bursting with ideas, and there are plenty of amazing final illustrations as [...]

    (More pictures at parkablogs)It's really great to see Drew Struzan's art in one wonderful volume. All those that I've seen before were in different making-of and art-of books, particularly the Star Wars books. This book has much more than that.There are works dating back to the from the first Indiana Jones movie (1981), Star Wars (he drew for all of them), Back to the Future, Shawshank Redemption, Police Academy, Hellboy and a few movies which I didn't know existed. Going through this book made [...]

    When I had received my review copies from Titan Books, I saw that they had sent me two Drew Struzan books. I had initially planned on rolling both books into one single review, as I had assumed that they would be basically the same. After spending some time going through them, I could not have been more wrong.The Art of Drew Struzan eschews the traditional collection of finished work and instead, invites you into Drew’s world as a professional artist. Drew Struzan has been a Hollywood staple f [...]

    I've been a big fan of Drew Struzan's work ever since I can recall becoming aware of movie posters. In my mind it was always a toss-up between Struzan and Richard Amsel as to who my current favorite was. That largely depended on whose poster was at the movie theatre. Amsel did The Sting, Struzan did Star Wars. Amsel did Raiders of the Lost Ark, Struzan did E.T. Amsel did Flash Gordon, Struzan did The Thing. Then, far too young, Amsel died of AIDS and settled that rivalry.The art here is lovely a [...]

    For photos/video of this book, please visit my blog: movieartbook/2015/04/pDrew Struzan must be considered one of the best movie poster artists in history. His posters capture the spirit and excitement of some of the most memorable films ever made. In the 70s and 80s he was most prolific, creating posters for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Back to the Future. But he's done some remarkable work more recently as well, such as Hellboy and the first two Harry Potter movies.As you'd expect, the book i [...]

    So much great art. So many fun stories behind the paintings.It was great to read the stories behind how the posters came to life. I enjoyed seeing the comps that Drew made as he attempted to find an image that would work for the production studios he worked with. I felt bad for Drew as he grew increasingly frustrated with studio intervention.A book I'm glad to have in my collection.

    Amazing artist - incredible skill at portrature and composition. His comps are to die for and to imagine that it's only the tip of the iceberg for what he created. Fascinating to read about his exploits. I did feel he used the book to whine about the state of the industry (non existant now of course)but can certainly understand the mourning of the passing of something that really was not only a visual landmark but trully hand done and truthful. There's nothing to compare to a well done movie pos [...]

    Struzan's movie poster work exceeds the iconic (Harry Potter, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, Star Wars, Indiana Jones ). Reading about his professional career and seeing both examples of his work (and the variety of evolutionary steps in each piece) is endlessly fascinating.The tale, though, is a sad one, as Struzan's career progresses but the creative environment in Hollywood changes. Ultimately, he's designing gorgeous work that stars and directors love but the studios decide to kick to the [...]

    I love his work and ingenuity. It's sad that the companies started phasing him out. Rejecting a piece because it 'looked like art'! I first watched the documentary and realized I've seen his work all over and even had a couple posters but I never really asked who created them. Drew Struzan has since moved into the top of my favorite artists of all time. His story reminds me of what happened with Joss Whedon's Firefly series A really good thing put down before its time.I'm glad he can do work for [...]

    I've been a fan of Drew Struzan's work since I was a kid. His creations are amazing as well as iconic. Here in this book you get to see what drawings made the final cut and what didn't. Plus you get a very direct commentary on each work by Struzan himself. I had no idea it was such a struggle for him; he was treated very poorly by the studio execs (or suits as he calls them) in Hollywood and his talent and creativity were taken for granted. Now that I know, it only makes me appreciate his incred [...]

    Got off to a poor start with Darabont's foreword. How bitter and self-persecuted he comes off as. And when talking about somebody else's career, no less!The posters and comps—that's what this book is all about, though. It was great to see multiple comps/drafts for various movie projects, both those leading up to the finalized poster and those which weren't utilized in the end.The included poster art is naturally gorgeous, but I (being the heartless creature I clearly must be) could have done w [...]

    While the paintings of gigantic floating heads are as iconic as they are, beautiful, the commentary is SO bitter. There are some passable anecdotes, but for someone who has such strong opinions about the aesthetics of movie posters, you'd think he'd use his book to explain them, rather than just sniping at the whippersnappers who stole his job with their computers and their Napsters and their baggy pants. I know it must be hard, being a Hollywood Legend for over thirty years, but somehow I think [...]

    I've had this book for years but finally got around to reading it. The gorgeous artwork is accompanying ed by some quick info on many of the pieces, which start out with some insight into their creation but generally turns into tales of how awful studio and marketing people are now. It makes for some melancholy reading by the end. But overall I enjoyed the book a great deal.

    An amazing collection of Drew Struzan artwork. Iconic movie posters are presented with their initial comps along with fully rendered pieces. Drew's insightful commentary is as powerful as the pieces presented. It's a shame that a genius of his caliber has been forced out of the industry by talentless hacks - a sad reflection on contemporary society.

    If you went to a movie in the last twenty to twenty-five years then you have probably seen Drew Struzan's beautiful posters. The book is a great view on his work over the years, and includes many alternate versions. I want this book.

    I've re-read this a few times now. A fascinating look at all of the work that went into some of the best movie posters of all time.

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