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3. Alvin, who died in 2008 after a career spanning four decades, hand-painted all his work.
4. When Blade Runner was released in 1981 it was seen as a critical and commercial failure.
5. However, when Ridley Scott released his director’s cut in 1991, it won the film critical and cult acclaim.
10. Here is an initial sketch of the final poster.
11. And how the sketch compared with the finished poster.
The Art of John Alvin is released on 22 August. Artwork reproduced here with permission.