Something must be in the water this week, or maybe people are spending the summer clearing out the (digital) closet. This morning we saw rejected poster designs by legendary artist Saul Bass for Stanley Kubrick‘s “The Shining,” and now this afternoon comes another piece of unused art, this time for Tim Burton‘s “Batman.”
The one sheet below — which didn’t even get to the coloring stage — was created by John Alvin. While he may not have quite the name recognition of Bass, he was hugely respected in his own right, having created memorable posters for “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Blazing Sladdes,” “Blade Runner,” “Jurassic Park,” “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King,” “Gremlins” and many more. He’s done so much in fact, he’s the subject of the upcoming book, “The Art of John Alvin,” which hits stores later this month (and where you’ll find this piece of art).