THE ISLAND – discovered lost key art

Thought to be lost forever, the key art for THE ISLAND has been discovered and is in great shape!

THE ISLAND – original movie poster key art by Bob Peak

Theatrical Trailer for the 1980 film

The Island. Directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Michael Caine and David Warren. Based of the novel by Peter Benchley ( who also wrote JAWS and THE DEEP).


The Island is a 1980 American thriller film, directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Michael Caine and David Warner. The film was based on a novel of the same name by Peter Benchley who also wrote the screenplay. It was about a brutal and savage ancient race of Spanish pirates, made up of outcasts, thieves, and murderers, who are hidden from the outside world by an uncharted Caribbean island, who raid boats to sustain themselves.

Plot synopsis

A centuries old, unknown colony of savage Spanish pirates, thought to have died out long ago, have survived by living on an uncharted Caribbean island. The group, largely inbred and illiterate, sustain themselves by raiding pleasure boats. Michael Caine plays a New York journalist named Blair Maynard who comes to the area with his son to investigate why so many boats disappear. He and his son are captured, but they are both kept alive due to a false assumption regarding their lineage and a need to offset the negative effects of inbreeding. Blair is used to impregnate a female (Angela Punch Mcgregor) and act as a scribe for the group, while his son is brainwashed to become a surrogate heir to the pirate leader (David Warner).
The pirates are confronted by a US Coast Guard ship, but manage to overpower the crew and take over the vessel. Maynard sneaks aboard and, while the pirates are looting the ship, discovers a M2 machine gun, Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun. He uses the fully automatic weapon to kill all of the pirates and save his son.

A Movie Poster Master – CBS NEWS post of Bob Peak

CBS NEWS is running a gallery slideshow of the new Bob Peak Exhibit at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences: Continue reading “A Movie Poster Master – CBS NEWS post of Bob Peak” »

The ACADEMY of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Bob Peak Show

Bob Peak: Creating the Modern Movie Poster

Bob Peak - Academy Show cover

Exhibition Information

When: January 20 through April 17, 2011
Where: The Academy’s Fourth Floor Gallery Continue reading “The ACADEMY of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Bob Peak Show” »

Bernie Fuchs Telluride Show video

Bernie Fuchs (1932-2009) was a friend and fellow illustrator/artist legend. He will be missed. Continue reading “Bernie Fuchs Telluride Show video” »

Audrey Hepburn stamps fetch $606,000 for charity

BERLIN – A rare sheet of 10 stamps depicting Audrey Hepburn fetched euro430,000 ($606,000) at a charity auction in Berlin, two-thirds of which will go to help educate children in sub-Saharan Africa.

The mint-condition sheet of 10 stamps featuring Hepburn, a coy smile on her face and a long, black cigarette holder dangling from her lips, brought a profitable outcome to a botched stamp series that should have been destroyed years ago — and evokes Hepburn’s starring role in the 1963 thriller “Charade,” in which the characters chase a set of rare stamps. Continue reading “Audrey Hepburn stamps fetch $606,000 for charity” »

Today’s Inspiration – When you turn the page its all over

A great Bob Peak post on the blog “Today’s Inspiration”. Very nice selection of images focusing on the fashion and advertising of Bob’s early and mid career.

My dad would allways focus on the initial impact of the illustration knowing that you only have the time that the reader is on that page. – Matthew Joseph Peak