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Raiders of the Lost Ark - Lobby poster artwork
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Published: June 28, 2011
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The final artwork for the IMAX theatre poster. This piece was also used in conjunction with the Blu-Ray release of the Indiana Jones collection.

Acrylic paint and Prismacolor pencil on MDF board. 24 x 36 inches

Concept art here: [link] and here: [link]
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This is just great. I remember when I saw this in my local movie theater how great it was to see actual illustration used for the poster ! I think before that the last movie I saw where the poster had illustration was Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. 
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Thanks Stephen, kind of you to say. It was a great project to work on and a wonderful opportunity for me - even though I've worked for Lucasfilm for many years.
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profutur1971Professional General Artist
Bon travail ! Belle image ! Félicitations!
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:D, thank you very much Profutur1971!
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jacksmith1994Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, especially because its all traditional and not digital. You've actually revived my passion for art because I was in a period were I was lost and had a huge artistic block, but now you've helped me!
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Thanks for your kind words Jack and I'm honored my scribble might help you creatively in some small way.

Best of luck with your endeavours 

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Thanks very much Jason!
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Never got around to congratulating you earlier this year about this becoming the official IMAX rerelease poster Mark! So well deserved too, such a fantastic poster! So perfectly nails everyones favorite moments of the film all in one piece!
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Cheers mate --

It was a huge honor. As I've mentioned elsewhere I was always very concerned about doing the piece given Amsel and Drew's legacy but apart from a few folk who would have preferred a new Drew work (which is understandable), I've been absolutely humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response to the piece.

Thanks again and best wishes to you and yours for a terrific 2013...
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Cheers Alex - glad you like it!
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Badass poster and movies <3
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Thanks very much Colin!
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Awesome job hope see more movie posters from you
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This is really awesome!
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Glad you like it Justin - many thanks mate.
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DarthIndyHobbyist Photographer
Fantastic artwork for my favourite film of all time! Awesome work.
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Cheers mate. If you want a copy I think Sanity and JB HiFi are including mini versions in the Blu-ray.

At this stage there are no plans to bring the restored Raiders IMAX to Australia but hopefully things change.
If it does come here, then there would theoretically be an opportunity to get one of the bigger posters as well..
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k-h116Student General Artist
cool :)
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there are so many great cinema shots from this movie. I always liked the shot where he is hanging off the grill of the mercedes truck and is slipping. these are all great.
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