The Poster Artist Who Helped Define Your Favorite Movies

You may not know John Alvin's name, but you've admired his work. Along with Drew Struzan, he's one of a few great poster artists who've shaped your love of science fiction and fantasy movies with some indelible images. Check out an exclusive gallery from his new art book.

Titan Books is releasing The Art of John Alvin, written by Andrea Alvin, in a couple weeks.

Here's the official description:

John Alvin's movie poster art is among the most iconic of the last 40 years, from Disney films such as Beauty and the Beast, Mulan and Pinocchio, to Empire of the Sun, Gremlins, Blazing Saddles, Predator, and the Star Wars 30th anniversary posters.

This book not only collects some of Alvin's finest work, but also includes previously unseen comprehensives and in progress sketches. With the text including commentary from Alvin's widow, this is a unique insight into the work of one of the 20th century's great artist/illustrators.

And check out an exclusive gallery of art from the book, including some sketches of posters in progress, below:

Batman:

The Poster Artist Who Helped Define Your Favorite Movies

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country:

The Poster Artist Who Helped Define Your Favorite Movies

Blade Runner:

The Poster Artist Who Helped Define Your Favorite Movies

E.T.: The Extraterrestrial

The Poster Artist Who Helped Define Your Favorite Movies

Jurassic Park

The Poster Artist Who Helped Define Your Favorite Movies

The Poster Artist Who Helped Define Your Favorite Movies