The poster art of Bob Peak


top: Apocalypse Now (1979), Camelot (1967).
bottom: The Comfort of Strangers (1990), The Black Stallion (1979).

Bob Peak was one of the top Hollywood poster artists of the Sixties and Seventies. His site has a fairly extensive gallery which includes sketches and unused artwork. Movie poster art now is invariably the product of anonymous Photoshop artists and all the poorer for losing this kind of individual touch.

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13 thoughts on “The poster art of Bob Peak”

  1. I remember seeing The comfort of Strangers on the big screen but don’t remember seeing that poster anywhere.
    The My Fair Lady one on his webpage is too well known to need reproducing. It’s used on the cover of the DVD I have.
    I think I like the Camelot one the best although the Apocalypse Now one is pretty striking too.

  2. hi John, thanks for the link, I agree no good sites on Amsel. I have a small selection of his works in original, almost everything of the 70’s. Are you familiar with East Europe movie posters? great pieces of art there as well.

  3. Yes, the Poles are great too, especially Franciszek Starowieyski. Very radical interpretations. The only reason they haven’t featured here is they seem to have been mentioned quite a lot recently on other sites.

  4. Hi John and all, Nice to see this posting on my dad! For those who would have an interest…I have started a new OFFICIAL BOB PEAK site that I’m just getting started with (large pics, projects info and video clips), and an online art gallery that carries his work (and others)

    And if anyone has any questions about my dad, please shoot me a line! Matthew Peak

  5. Hi Matthew, and thanks, that’s a great site. Really good to see his artwork at large size with rich colours. I’ll keep checking back!

  6. Matthew, I would like to ask about the font on the Camelot poster. I assume it was hand drafted, but is there a name for it?

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