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  • John Alvin (1948 - 2008) RIP

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    De award-winnende illustrator John Alvin is gisteren gestorven. Hij staat bekend voor heel wat filmposters, gaande van Blade Runner, Cocoon, The Lost Boys, Predator, Young Frankenstein, The Princess Bride, Gremlins, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Flatliners, Darkman, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Jurassic Park tot zelfs Star Wars posters. Alvin had een herkenbare stijl en dat vooral te danken aan zijn fascinatie voor licht. Zijn poster hebben meestal ook een astronomische kwaliteit met zijn veelvuldig gebruik van de maan en de zon. Hier is trouwens de website van Alvin. Filmsites werden aangesproken om de volgende brief te publiceren van de familie en vrienden van de artiest.

    01 Cocoon02 Alien03 ET04 Blade Runner05 Arachnophobia06 Cape Fear
    07 Empire of the Sun08 Gremlins09 The Lost Boys10 Star Trek VI11 The Lion King12 Willow

    We mourn the loss of JOHN ALVIN.

    From Blade Runner to E.T to Beauty and the Beast, John Alvin left behind a legacy of art that will forever be followed, appreciated and respected by millions.

    John loved "making movie posters" because he, just to put it plainly, loved movies. Thirty-eight years and over 120 film campaigns show that his contribution to Hollywood was very integral in shaping the landscape of motion picture advertising. Along with Peak and Amsel, John is now a part of an elite group. A group that helped create the "Golden Age of Movie Posters." An era of art that sadly will never be echoed through the halls of an institution but more through halls and cubicles of our industry.

    We lost a giant in our field and there will never be one like him ever again. Ever. John leaves behind his wife ANDREA his beloved daughter FARAH and a forever indebted Padawan.

    We love you John and will never forget you.

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