The Art of John Alvin

johnalvincoverHere’s a list of movies you may have seen in the theaters or at home these past 40 years:  The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Arachnophobia, Blade Runner, E.T., Cocoon, The Goonies, Short Circuit, The Golden Child, Spaceballs, The Lost Boys, Empire of the Sun, Willow, Batman Returns, Darkman, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Aladdin, Jurassic Park, The Little Mermaid and Star Wars.  What do all these movies have in common?  The wonderful artwork and iconic movie posters done by artist John Alvin.


This art book released by Titan Books is a celebration of John Alvin’s artwork in Hollywood who has since passed away in 2008.  With a foreword by Jeffery Katzenberg and John Alvin’s wife Andrea introducing many of John’s work with commentary and insights.  We get a look at how Alvin’s mind as he takes his notes and sketches onto the drawing table and then becoming a movie poster.  The 160 page book is filled with Alvin’s Hollywood movie posters, sketches, paintings, notes and his other side projects.

IMG_1755It’s very easy to remember the actors, the dialogue and scenes from movies, but another thing that resonates is the movie poster itself.  Movie posters like The Lion King, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park, just to name a few, I will always remember.  Like 1980s pop music, the movie discography to my life are many of these John Alvin movie posters.  I saw these posters in newspapers, magazines and at the theaters.  If you have a passion for films and art, then you will definitely want to add “The Art of John Alvin” to your book collection.  So thank you John Alvin for your incredible art and the emotion it brings when we look at these movie posters.


Hardbound Title:  The Art of John Alvin

Author:  Andrea Alvin

Publisher:  Titan Books

MSRP:  34.95USD

Available:  Now


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