Drew is technically officially retired. Only a few Directors who he considers friends seem to be able to lure him out to do anything movie related. But a lot of his movie masterpieces have been repurposed to screen print by Bottle Neck but it wasnt new art. He still attends Cons and sells prints etc. too.Why does Shipper have to get involved in everything Struzan does?
He's such a copycat you can't even tell their work apart any more. Even the signatures are similar.
There'll only ever be one Drew. The original and best.
I knew somebody would say he's 'paying homage' or 'inspired by'.Drew is technically officially retired. Only a few Directors who he considers friends seem to be able to lure him out to do anything movie related. But a lot of his movie masterpieces have been repurposed to screen print by Bottle Neck but it wasnt new art. He still attends Cons and sells prints etc. too.
But ... he stated he still does art but its his own type of art and not movie related as he has no inspiration for it. (least at the time of the interview im quoting)
Amblin , Spielberg's company have hired Shipper before and I'd liken that to same taste in that of Spielberg or simply cause Drew is retired or who knows maybe even recommended. Point is I dont think its that he is jocking his style as it likely more so has its reasons. Plus Drew on record admits to inspiring new artists no different then how he was inspired by older ones ... so even if that is the case at least future generations will have Shipper work that pays homage to the titan that is Drew Struzan even if not intentional as one can easily debate the similarities sure. Either way it's beautiful.
interesting tidbit ... Drew was given 24 hours to create and deliver a painting for the poster that became THE THING. Where as "Hook" took months.
Yeah agree. The rest might be rubbish!i think the art looks great gotta wait to see in hand photos...
ahem. Of course, Steven Spielberg didn't direct Back To The Future and George Lucas didn't direct any of the Indiana Jones movies.And whilst we're on the subject... Kyle Lambert is another artist who shows similarities to Struzan in his work.
He was once even asked to do a commemorative piece to celebrate Struzan's career...
Honestly, I think most artists grew up being inspired by his art... I know I certainly was!