John Alvin (1948-2008) was an American cinematic artist and painter who illustrated some of the 20th century’s most iconic movie posters. Our friends at Titan Books have just released a wonderful hardback visual-guide to his artwork – The Art of John Alvin – and we are giving away two copies!
Alvin began his poster career with Blazing Saddles in 1974, and went on to produce the posters for several Disney blockbusters and numerous other smash hits. His most recent work was on the campaign for Disney’s Enchanted.
Rediscover the magic of your favourite films. From diehard sci-fi to beloved kids’ animations, the late John Alvin’s dynamic film posters realized the spell-binding storytelling of almost half a century’s worth of cinematic magic, including legendary films such as The Lion King, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner and Jurassic Park. Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Pinocchio, to Empire of the Sun, The Goonies, The Godfather Part III, Blazing Saddles and Burton’s Batman movies, as well as several Star Wars Celebrations are also all covered.
This collection not only showcases his finest art, but contains previously unseen comprehensives and in-progress sketches for each work, and is accompanied by commentary from John’s wife, colleagues and admirers and a foreword by Jeffrey Katzenberg (Co-Founder, CEO and Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG; Chairman of Walt Disney Studios 1984-1994).
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The competition closes at 23:59 on August 29th 2014.