Steinbrenner Dead at 80.

George Steinbrenner ran the New York Yankees more like an old-timey movie studio mogul tyrant than your typical baseball owner — but you can’t argue with success. After buying the Yanks for a mere $10 million back in the early 70’s, he turned the club into the most valuable franchise in professional sports, now estimated to be worth $1.5 billion.

However, aside from the numerous New York Yankees movies that have been made over the years, what most non-baseball fans probably remember most is Larry David’s spoof of him on Seinfeld.

Super Salk!

Although not as well-known or, quite frankly, important as Jonas Salk, his polio-fighting namesake, Larry Salk (1936-2004) (no relation) made his own profound impact on the world of key art. He got his start in fashion illustration and then quickly evolved into the world of movie poster work, where he designed over 165 one sheets for various film studios and distributors.

But, ironically, what Salk is probably going to be most remembered for is his infamous oil portrait of Kramer from an episode of the 90’s hit TV show, Seinfeld.


I’m a huge fan of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, so I thought I’d put up all of the series posters like one big happy family which, obviously if you watch the show, is not often the case.

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kramer.jpg dribbleglass.comIn honor of last night’s Seinfeld episode on Curb Your Enthusiasm (via Dribbleglass)…