The Art of Bob Peak Father of The Modern Hollywood Movie Poster Tue, 10 Mar 2015 01:04:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bob Peak – Four Decades of American Illustration – at The Weisman Museum of Art Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:39:33 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Thoroughly Modern Millie

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We’re pleased to announce a new Bob Peak gallery event at the Frederick R. Wesiman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University.

This exhibition will feature original art by Bob Peak. Many of these works are on loan from private collections and will be shown to the public for the first time at this event.

These pieces reflect the full range of his career – from his early work in advertising and fashion, to the famous posters he designed for movies such as My Fair Lady, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Apocalypse Now to his work for a variety of national clients, including Time magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Sports Illustrated.

Exhibit will run May 10 – August 3, 2014
Please join us for the Opening Reception
Saturday, May 10, 2-4 pm



This exhibition was organized by the
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Museum hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM

Closed Mondays and the Fourth of July
No admission fee
General information: 310-506-4851
Museum staff: 310-506-7257

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Meet Bob Peak – A Presentation by Tom Peak Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:50:17 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Join Tom Peak on Saturday, March 29th at the Forest Lawn Museum for a presentation on Bob Peak, father of the modern movie poster. Tom will also be signing copies of his book The Art of Bob Peak at the event.

Drew & Bob: The Masters of Movie Art exhibition runs through May 26, 2014 at the Forest Lawn Museum. Map

Sat. March 29, 2014 Meet Bob Peak Presentation

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The Bob Peak Book – Collector’s Edition (only 75 offered) Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:32:53 +0000 Continue reading ]]> We are pleased to offer a limited run of the Bob Peak Book, Collectors Edition. Only 75 copies of this leather bound book will be made available.Your Bob Peak Collector’s Edition Book will come both numbered, and signed by Thomas Peak on a vellum page at the beginning of the book. It also includes an Bob Peak signature embossed on the page. It is extremely handsome and adds a special appearance to the book.The collection includes the coffee table book, filled with the art of Bob Peak and information on his life and career, written by his son Thomas Peak. In addition to the book, the Collector’s Edition includes a strikingly red, protective clamshell case and a lovely Bob Peak Fine Arts Gicleé Print that is also numbered and embossed with a Bob Peak signature. This is a limited, small print run that won’t be offered again. Don’t miss out on a valuable, one-time offer.
Order now before they’re gone!
FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders. 
Bob Peak Collectors Edition Book
Bob Peak Collectors Edition Book

The Bob Peak Collector’s Edition closed.

The Bob Peak Collector’s Edition open.

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Bob Peak & Drew Struzan – The Masters of Movie Art Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:02:32 +0000 Continue reading ]]> We’re proud to announce a Museum Exhibit featuring the illustration and fine art of The Masters of Movie Art, Bob Peak and Drew Struzan.

January 24, 2014 @ 10:00 am – May 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Start: January 24, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Forest Lawn – Glendale – Museum

Bob Peak and Drew Struzan: The Masters Of Movies Promo

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NEW! Bob Peak Book Dust Cover Version Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:56:34 +0000 Continue reading ]]> We are now selling the The Art of Bob Peak Coffee Table Books with a new Dust Cover. The iconic Bob Peak Signature Dust Cover will still be available by request but as as 12/1/13 all of the online orders will be filled with the brand new covers.

We took care to choose an image that we though represented Bob Peak’s career and would be instantly recognizable as his work. We’re very proud of this image and hope that you find it a beautiful as we do.

New Cover The Art of Bob Peak Book Although the outside is very different, the inside is exactly the same. Filled with great insight, stories and observations of the Life and Art of Bob Peak.

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Bob Peak Coffee Table Book: Now Available for Order. Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:30:59 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Available now! For the first time ever, a comprehensive oversized coffee-table book on THE ART OF BOB PEAK. The book includes 392 pages with over 600 images and illustrations of work spanning a 40 year career with many never before seen illustration along with his iconic illustrations for the Movies, Major Periodicals, National Ad Campaigns, Time Magazine Covers, TV Guide Covers, Fashion Advertising, Sports Advertising and more.

We are pleased to now offer FREE SHIPPING on domestic retail orders (wholesale not included).

Act now to secure your copy of The Art of Bob Peak!

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Wonderful Article by the South Pasadena Patch! Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:33:43 +0000 Continue reading ]]> How the ‘Father of the Modern Hollywood Movie Poster’ was Immortalized by his Son
Tom Peak at Mercantile Co-South Pasadena Patch

Tom Peak poses for a photo beside a poster of his father at the South Pasadena Mercantile Co. on Fair Oaks Avenue. Photo credit: Ajay Singh

“I promised myself that before I leave this earth I would do a nice book about my father,” says Tom Peak.

“The Art of Bob Peak,” the coffee table book will be the subject of an Author Night at the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room today, Thursday, Sept. 19, starting at 7 p.m.

To read the full article by Ajay Singh :
Click here.

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Sept. 14th at the Mercantile Co. – Bob Peak Gallery Opening & Book Signing! Mon, 02 Sep 2013 19:59:53 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Please join Tom Peak for a New Gallery Opening Event where he will be unveiling new Giclée Prints and Signing his book “The Art of Bob Peak”. Celebrating the Art and Life of Legendary Artist Bob Peak.

This exclusive special event will be held at the South Pasadena Mercantile Company.
September, 14th from 6pm – 10pm.

South Pasadena Mercantile Co. Bob Peak Gallery Opening

For more info:
ph: 626 262 3909
1106 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Store Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday 12pm – 8pm or by appointment.

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The Art of Bob Peak Book Review by January Magazine Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:41:19 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Art & Culture: The Art of Bob Peak by Thomas Peak

I’ve always believed the experience of moviegoing starts with the poster. A movie’s one-sheet — the poster that hangs in the lobby — features the film’s key art, sometimes a photo collage, sometimes a painting that represents the actors or the action. Whatever the image, the idea is the intrigue. After all, the one-sheet is really just an ad designed to inspire ticket sales.

For me, this experience was never more exciting than when the one-sheet featured the art of a man named Bob Peak. An artist with movie-star looks, Peak worked in advertising and magazines as an illustrator in the 1950s, then began designing movie posters in the early 1960s, most notably for West Side Storyand My Fair Lady.

Read more at January Magazine



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September 19 – South Pasadena Library Author Night Honoring the Groundbreaking Artistic Legacy of Bob Peak Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:10:18 +0000 Bob Peak Exhibit at the South Pasadena Museum

The free event on September 19th at 7pm will feature a presentation by his son, Tom Peak, whose new comprehensive coffee table book, “The Art of Bob Peak,” covers the legendary 40-year career which earned Bob Peak the title “Father of the Modern Hollywood Movie Poster.”
The event will also feature an exhibit of artwork and a PowerPoint retrospective of an extraordinary 40-year career during which Bob Peak set the standard and rewrote the rules of illustration artistry time after time.

Thomas Peak

Tom Peak
Author of “The Art of Bob Peak

During his remarkable 40-year run, Bob Peak created the instantly recognizable posters for “West Side Story,” “My Fair Lady,” “Camelot,” “Apocalypse Now,” and the first five “Star Trek” films. He was also one of the most prolific illustrators of the 20th Century, painting and drawing artwork for hundreds of eye-catching magazine advertisements, fashion spreads, “Sports Illustrated” articles, and “TV Guide” profiles. Bob Peak is also responsible for 45 “Time” magazine covers. Bob Peak was commissioned by the U.S. Postal Service for 30 stamps for the 1984 Summer Olympics in LA and the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. He was also awarded four Gold Medals by the Society of Illustrators and in 1977 was inducted into their Hall of Fame. In 2011 the Academy of the Motion Picture Academy presented a Bob Peak Exhibit at its headquarters.

“Apocalypse Now”
movie poster

One of Bob Peak’s
45 “Time'”Covers

Bob Peak in his New York Studio

A book signing during which copies of“The Art of Bob Peak” will be available for purchase will conclude the proceedings.

The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street.
No tickets or reservations are necessary and refreshments will be served.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The event is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. Special thanks to Scott Gandell & Anneline De Croos of South Pasadena Mercantile and the South Pasadena Arts Council.


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