Vision: Birney Lettick


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Description

Birney Lettick (1919-1986) was a movie poster illustrator and magazine cover artist for the Time magazine, Collier's, Reader's Digest, National Lampoon, Newsweek, and National Geographic, as well as movie posters for Star Trek, The Champ, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Goodbye Girl, Rooster Cogburn, The Odessa File, The Front Page, Rocky II, Heaven Can Wait, and many others.

This is the most extensive collection of this artist's work.

Contains:

    Over 200 of paintings
    - 71 movie poster paintings
    - 41 advertising illustrations
    - 33 gallery paintings and portraits
    - 6 Broadway and TV advertising illustrations
    - 22 Time covers
    - 29 editorial/book/magazine art
    - 20 photos of the artist
    A message from the artist's wife (Lettick had died prior to publication)

Text in both English and Japanese.

For a period during 1980s, the Tokyo Designers Gakuin College would invite famous artists to lecture and meet with their students. The school sometimes held exhibitions of the artist's work and published catalogues of the exhibitions.

Features

Birney Lettick

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine (very light wear to the corners, light rubbing to the glossy covers, otherwise Fine)

Creators

Birney
Lettick

Publishing Information

Tokyo
Tokyo Designers Gakuin College
1987
1st

Physical Description

11.75 inches
8.75 inches
138 pages
over 230 color illustrations
softcover
wraps