Biography

John Alvin is the entertainment industry's preeminent designer and illustrator of film posters. From "Blazing Saddles" to "E.T." to "The Lion King," John has designed and illustrated some of the world's most recognized film posters. His poster for "The Phantom of the Paradise" was exhibited in the Smithsonian Museum as one of the best posters of the Twentieth Century.

John has created award-winning posters for films including "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "Star Trek VI," "Dark Man," "Arachnophobia," "Cocoon," "The Lost Boys," "Batman Returns," "Batman Forever," "Willow," "Blade Runner" and "Legend." John's art has such a strong identity with the films they promote that they are also used to advertise the films' re-releases and video covers. John has developed a very loyal following among collectors of film poster art, making his original paintings and signed posters among the most sought after pieces of movie memorabilia. He belongs to a very short list of film poster artists such as Richard Amsel and Bob Peak whose works have become icons of Hollywood's visual history.