For those of you who love the work of Drew Struzan, you will be happy to know that an updated version of the 2004 book, Drew Struzan: Oeuvre was released this year by Titan Books. The Book, which is filled with the wonderful posters of Mr. Struzan also documents his process and it is not just a release, it is an update, so it includes the poster art he produced for pieces post-2004.
Drew Struzan has created some of the most iconic movie posters of the last 30 years, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Blade Runner.
This sumptuous hardcover edition, with a foreword by George Lucas, features over 250 pieces of artwork, including all of Drew’s most iconic movie images, as well as other highlights from his career, including album, book and comic book covers, stamps, trading cards, promotional artwork and very personal original works. The book comes right up to date, including exclusive San Diego Comic-Con poster art produced for The Walking Dead (2010) and Cowboys & Aliens (2011), with text by his wife Dylan, providing an intimate look at the man and his legacy.
The definitive collection of Struzan’s work; this is an absolute must-have for any movie buff and an unrivalled slice of both art and cinema history.
Should you get this book or The Art of Drew Struzan? Well if you do not have The Art of Drew Struzan already, I would pick up this book, it has a lot of the same posters and offers more insight into Struzan’s process. If you already own The Art of Drew Struzan or the original edition of Oeuvre, it become a bit of a harder call. How big a fan are you? Is the work he has done after 2004 important to you?
Drew Struzan: Oeuvre is a great coffee table book or a book to browse before bed, if you want to dream about the movies of your youth. It has been getting a workout non-stop since I picked up my copy and I expect it will get referenced for years to come.