One of our favorite poster illustrators is famed artist John Alvin. Alvin is responsible for some of the most famous pieces of film poster art, including memorable one-sheets for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the Star Wars trilogy. But his most striking work (and our site’s design inspiration) is his one-sheet poster illustration for the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner.
Surprisingly, Alvin was never completely satisfied with his original poster art for the Ridley Scott film, and set out to revise and redo his original Blade Runner artwork in the year 2000. Alvin, speaking about revisiting past projects:
But in the same sense, a chance for the artist, in this case myself, to go back and recreate something that I always liked but wanted to do it a little differently at the time and circumstances didn’t permit.
Here is a Blade Runner movie poster comparison of the two versions of the artwork. Which version of the poster do you prefer?