Bob Peak

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Bob Peak (1927 – 1992) was an American commercial illustrator best known for innovative design in the development of the modern movie poster. United Artists studio hired Peak in 1961 to design the poster images for the film ‘West Side Story.’ The success of Peak’s work on that film led to work on posters for designer Bill Gold.

In the mid-1970’s Peak’s style would become familiar to fans of science fiction films when he created the poster art for the futuristic film ‘Rollerball’ (1975), which was followed by the first six ‘Star Trek’ films, ‘Superman’ (1978), ‘Excalibur’ (1981), ‘In Like Flint,’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ (1979). By the 1980’s only the movie poster artist Drew Struzan was in as much demand by film directors.

One Comment to “Bob Peak”

  1. I am Thomas Peak, son of artist BOB PEAK. There is a New Oversized Hard-Cover Book on “THE ART OF BOB PEAK” available late Fall 2011. The book covers his remarkable 40 year career. There is a “Pre-Release Special Price Offer” available by logging on to http://WWW.BOBPEAK.COM and clicking on the WHITE BOOK.

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