Drew Struzan

Struzan, Drew & Dylan Struzan. Drew Struzan: Oeuvre. Titan. 2011. 314p. illus. ISBN 9780857685575. $49.95. GRAPHIC ARTS
Struzan's remarkable film posters have been the subject of several previous collections. This volume takes a different tack and presents an overview of the artist's entire canon. Divided into sections, the book covers music (album covers for everyone from Benny Goodman to Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath), publishing (numerous book covers, although mostly related to films), commercial (again filmcentric but includes older properties like Frank Sinatra and the Three Stooges), and personal works (nudity alert!). The book's main course remains Struzan's singular film art, for which he is all but unrivaled. Typical of the publisher, the reproductions are top quality, and the volume sports several trifolds for his noted Star Wars and Back to the Future art plus some never-before-seen material (die-hard Star Wars and Indiana Jones fans will be seriously geeking).
VERDICT Struzan's art has touched millions for whom his posters are as much a part of the film experience as the trailers and the popcorn. For its breadth and variety of work, this book is the equivalent of a Struzan museum exhibit catalog and is sure to wow his many fans. This can do double duty in graphic arts and film collections.

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