They produced the artwork for the iconic Star Wars poster, what you probably didn’t know was that it wouldn’t be used as a US theatrically released one-sheet movie poster for another 15 years! Now before you go writing in…
‘The Movie Poster Artists’
Alvan “Hap” Hadley (1985-1976): Hap created movie posters for some of the best-loved silent movies. Some of his most well known works are the posters he produced for Buster Keaton’s 1927 movies “The General” and “College,” and for Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 Oscar-winning film, “The Circus.”
John Held Jr. (1899-1958): Certainly not as well known in the movie poster field as he was in magazine and periodicals media but John Held Jr was one of the most famous and successful magazine illustrators of the 1920s.
Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003): Arguably the movie poster artist with the longest career span Hirschfeld is primarily know for his caricatures of famous people, movie and otherwise.
Drew Struzan is still one of the film industry’s most recognised and celebrated movie poster artists. Born in 1947 he began producing movie posters while still in his teens and fondly remembers his first ever printed one being for the 1975 movie Black Bird.
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