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The Illustrative Works of Drew Struzan

A Re-Imagining of Famous Movie Posters

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The Illustrative Works of Drew Struzan
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Unless you are a professional or aspiring illustrator, you probably don’t know who Drew Struzan is. But if you have been to a movie in the past 30 years, you probably know his work, you just didn’t know it.

We have covered a lot of different takes on classic movie posters here at webpronews, all of them unique and creative in their own way. But what about the originals? Some works just cannot be improved upon. Such is the case with Drew Struzan.

For a complete list of his works, and they are extensive, refer to drewstruzan.com

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Adventures in Babysitting

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Arabian Nights

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Back to the Future 1

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Big Trouble in Little China

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Blade Runner

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Dune

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Hell Boy

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Pan’s Labyrinth

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Star Wars – A New Hope

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The Goonies

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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Thing

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The Walking Dead

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The Mist

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The Name of the Rose

Born in Oregan City, Oregan, Struzan attended the Art Center College of Design in West Los Angelos, California.

Struzan showed promise as fine artist but as he put it, “I was poor and hungry, and illustration was the shortest path to a slice of bread, as compared to a gallery showing.”

He got his start in L.A., illustrating album covers for some very famous bands including The Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Roy Orbison, Black Sabbath, Glenn Miller, Iron Butterfly, Bach, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Liberace.

His first big break, and probably what he is now most famous for, is his 1978 depiction of Star Wars for the re-release. Keeping close ties with George Lucas, he is also the designer of the original Industrial Light and Magic logo.

He currently lives in California with his wife Dylan, and son Christian.

The Illustrative Works of Drew Struzan


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  • Kristina

    Drew’s work is just awesome! Thanks for showing his work. Drew also created a DVD called, “Conceiving and Creating the Hellboy Movie Poster Art” in which he describes step-by-step the techniques he uses to create his famous movie poster art. It’s an incredible art lesson from the master illustrator all shot in his studio.

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