|Above, Ohrai's poster for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.|
One of the greatest movie-poster artists has passed away at age 79.
RocketNews 24 reported yesterday:
It has been announced that Noriyoshi Ohrai—the Japanese illustrator best known for producing remarkable poster art for Metal Gear Solid as well as for films including the Godzilla series and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back—passed away from pneumonia yesterday morning at the age of 79.
With a career spanning over half a century and an impressive portfolio of artworks for novels, games and well-known international movie releases, fans around the world are mourning the loss of a great talent and taking a look back at his extraordinary body of work.To read more, go here.