Drew Struzan’s greatest hits, with commentary from the artist himself (including the Special Editions, above) in Time:
While they fit together perfectly in a triptych, they were never painted side by side. I basically had a week to finish each. I put a black border around each one and had everything breaking out of the frame to make it look grander than it actually was. George liked it so much that he wanted the rest of the Star Wars posters to match that. So, on Episode I, and II, and III, I repeated that concept. George has a wonderful screening room at Skywalker Ranch, and there’s this big wall with all six paintings lined up in order. It’s one big movie.
TheRaider.net reports that the legendary artist is retiring from illustration to spend time with his family and work on his own paintings. Struzan is reponsible for several iconic Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie posters, and even a few book covers (and stamps!) not to mention Blade Runner, Harry Potter, Hellboy, Back to the Future and hundreds of other films. Check out more of his work at DrewStruzan.com.
TFN spotted a few new posters over at Trailer Addict.
It must be spoof day… Rebelscum spotted a poster for Family Guy’s Empire Strikes Back spoof/Blue Harvest followup. Looks like a lithograph will be available at SDCC – Acme’s booth is #5429, and Seth MacFarlane will be on hand signing there Friday.
EU Cantina spotted these over at Latino Review. Thoughts?
I’m not sure I want to think too hard about the fact that Evil Dead: The Musical even exists, but it’s hard to deny these hilarious Broadway poster spoofs!
StarWars.com gets back on the Japan track with 10 Cool Star Wars Posters from Japan. No, they’re not all this bad.
Pete Vilmur interviews the prolific artist about his work for Indiana Jones franchise.
USAToday reveals a new Struzan poster for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, while IESB caught The Clone Wars poster at ShoWest.
ETA: You can purchase the Indy poster now at Star Wars Shop.
Posterwire reports that artist John Alvin has passed away. He did quite a bit of Star Wars work, including the Celebration IV poster. His art also graced posters for E.T., Blade Runner, Alien, Willow, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.