70 Incredible Illustrations by Bob Peak: Father of the Modern Movie PosterBy Diana Cook
Bob Peak transformed the approach to movie advertising with his flamboyant and graphically complex style. His work on cinematic classics like “My Fair Lady,” “Enter The Dragon,” “Superman,” “Star Trek – The Motion Picture” and “Apocalypse Now.” helped garner him the title “father of the modern Hollywood movie poster.”
While best known for film campaigns, Bob Peak‘s illustrations have covered a variety of subject matter, including the 1984 Olympics and TWA Travel campaigns. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hosting a retrospective of Peak’s work from now until April 17th, 2011 – admission is free! If you can’t make it to Los Angeles, we’ve gathered 70 images from Peak’s amazing portfolio.
If you enjoy the illustrations of Bob Peak, you should check out his website to see additional information about the fabulous coffee table book of his life and work.