Saturday, February 5, 2022

Bob Peak


As a kid I was almost obsessed with the drawings Bob Peak created as part of the promotional material for the 1964 movie musical My Fair Lady. I was way too young to see the movie at that time, but these beautiful advertisement sketches were all over the newspapers and magazines. I loved the overall design of the poster, but also the sheer draughtsmanship. Those  wonderful loose yet accurate lines. I know that Peak used plenty of photographic reference, he probably even drew over some of those photos provided by the studio. But the end result is massively impressive and showcases his background in fashion drawing.

Peak would conceive many movie posters after My Fair Lady, for films like Camelot, Rollerball and Apocalypse Now, but this is my favorite. 

Peak passed away in 1992, age 65.


  1. I love Audrey Hepburn's charming play in every of her movies I saw and that what she did after „Hollywood“...But I have to write what everybody knows „What a unique and beautiful face!“. :)
    To put in the middle was the best thing Bob Peak could do!
    Thanks for posting his drawings! :)

  2. I was just thinking of decorating a skateboard deck with an Audrey Hepburn portrait, I think I'll take inspiration from Peak's style, it's gorgeous (even though I'll probably go for "Roman Holiday").

    Also, Andreas you might be able to help me with this: I saw this model sheet at the Disney exhibition I mentioned in a recent comment, but half of the pieces were marked with a generic "Disney Studio artist". Any idea whose artwork this could be?