Drew Struzan Website Updated

August 19, 2008 at 10:55 PM (Art, Movies) (, , )

I have written about movie poster artist Drew Struzan a few times on this site.  Today, I noticed that his website has been updated, and the best part is that high quality pictures of his artwork have been published there!

Above is a detail from Drew’s poster of the Kurt Russell starring, John Carpenter movie Big Trouble in Little China.  Amazing art, right?  Below, is a poster for Blade Runner

That image was used for the poster and DVD cover art for Blade Runner: The Final Cut (by the way, I bought the DVD sometime back).  According to the Drew Struzan website, the original art is done with acrylic paints and coloured pencil on 30" × 40" gessoed board, and can be purchased for USD 125,000!  The three posters for the Back to the Future movies are sold as a set, for USD 350,000.  Obviously, only very wealthy art collectors can pay that much for the originals — but I’d love to have large size prints of these posters.

You can have a look at his works here: DrewStruzan.com.

And, I also found this 7 min 30 sec video on YouTube: Drew Struzan: The Appreciation of an Artist, which is really worth watching — it has directors Frank Darabont and Guillermo Del Toro talk about Struzan and even shows Struzan himself working.  Really amazing stuff.

EDIT [23:08]: Speaking of DVDs, I should mention that Sekhar Kammula’s film Happy Days is out on DVD.  It is released by Sri Balaji Video (this company puts out good Telugu DVD releases) in a region-free NTSC version, in anamorphic widescreen, with English subtitles and a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound mix.  Unfortunately, there are no extras or special features to speak of — I kind of expected that a hugely popular movie like this would get a more special treatment!  Anyway the DVD only costs Rs 125, so I bought it.  I also got the DVD of this thriller called Anasuya.

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3 Comments

  1. Ernie Cefalu said,

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    Early in my career, I was sent from New York, to open the West Coast Satellite office of a creative agency. It was with this company that I conceived and designed the Rolling Stones Tongue Logo, Cheech & Chong’s “Big Bamboo” Grand Funk Railroads “E Pluribus Funk and Alice Cooper’s “Schools Out” albums. I started my own company, Pacific Eye & Ear, in1971, which became an icon in the golden era of album cover art.
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    Because of their global reach, movie posters have made Drew Struzan The #1 Most Collected Artist In The World. Now, at the height of his career, he has retired from creating any more commercial work. His work forward will consist solely of fine art paintings and sculptures. This means that his commercial works to date, are all there will ever be!
    “In my Opinion Drew Struzan is the only collectable artist since the second World War.” George Lucas
    When Drew applied his talents to album covers, his abilities, coupled with the creative that I brought to the collaboration, produced a body of work the likes of which the music industry had never seen.
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  2. Ernie Cefalu said,

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  3. Ernie Cefalu said,

    “CALLING ALL DREW STRUZAN FANS”
    For the first time ever we are Introducing the Original Album Cover Art Store powered by @Google http://ow.ly/1iqn1Original Album Cover Art Store / Drew Struzan (Original Album Cover Art) ow.ly

    This link is featuring “Never Before” available prints from the originals of Drew Struzan’s work in corporate America and the Rock N’ Roll album covers he had done in the early to mid 70’s. Check it out, Thanks – Ernie

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