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    This Alternate "Blade Runner" Poster Art Is Unreal

    Hand-painted posters by legendary artist John Alvin.

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    Last week we saw John Alvin's Jurassic Park concept posters. Now you can see his art for Blade Runner.

    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin

    Alvin, who died in 2008 after a career spanning four decades, hand-painted all his work.

    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin

    When Blade Runner was released in 1981 it was seen as a critical and commercial failure.

    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin

    However, when Ridley Scott released his director's cut in 1991, it won the film critical and cult acclaim.

    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin
    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin

    A new book, The Art of John Alvin, collects Alvin's best work, along with a wealth of unseen sketches.

    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin
    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin
    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin

    Here is an initial sketch of the final poster.

    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin

    And how the sketch compared with the finished poster.

    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin
    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin
    Warner Bros. / The Art of John Alvin

    The Art of John Alvin is released on 22 August. Artwork reproduced here with permission.

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