Richard Amsel

Richard Amsel’s excellent poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark is a cultural icon and without a doubt the artist’s most famous work, if only because of the large, unmissable “AMSEL” in the lower-right corner. Using the “throw in a bit of everything” approach that would later be furthered by Drew Struzan, Amsel’s dynamite composition spreads the supporting characters all around our big star Harrison Ford, as the tagline heralds “the return of the great adventure”- for ‘returning’ to styles and themes of bygone movie eras, in this case those classic Bogart adventures like The African Queen or Treasure of the Sierra Madre, was the entire goal of the majority of George Lucas’ career.