Masters of Fashion Illustration, a new art book by fashion maven, David Downton (no relation to Downton Abbey), profiles some of the greatest fashion illustrators of the 20th Century — including a chapter dedicated to legendary poster artist, Bob Peak, who first penciled his beautiful lines for many high-profile fashion mags and commercial print ads.
And the Oscar goes to…Bob Peak (1927-1992)!
That’s right, the fourth floor gallery at AMPAS (i.e., The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) in Beverly Hills, CA is having an exhibition now until mid-April of the greatest one-sheets drawn by the 1960’s and 70’s poster king. So if you’re not impressed by this year’s nominees, you will certainly find a few winners from Mr. Peak’s best pictures.
Bill Gold Advertising is undoubtedly one of the most successful poster design companies in the history of the movie business. This New Yorker was chiefly known for his productive relationships with Bob Peak and Clint Eastwood, with whom he worked with for over 30 years of his movies.
Speaking of Clint, there’s an excellent book out now called Clint Eastwood Icon: The Essential Film Art Collection…