Classic Movie Posters: The Art of John AlvinAugust 11th, 2014
John Alvin designed some of the most classic and iconic movie posters of all time. His achievements include Blade Runner, E.T., Jurassic Park, Gremlins, The Princess Bride, Blazing Saddles and the Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean series among many others. All told, he painted the poster artwork for over 130 films.
Sadly, Mr. Alvin is no longer with us, but his widow Andrea Alvin has created The Art of John Alvin, a coffee table book which collects some of his greatest works. The hardcover book has 160 pages of both completed posters as well as comps, unused variants, and work-in-progress sketches inside.
This book is a great way to commemorate John Alvin’s contributions to the motion picture industry and popular culture as a whole, and any movie geek should definitely have it in their collection.