Sylvester Stallone Reveals the Never-Before-Seen First Poster for ‘Rocky’
Since he’s been doing some work on Creed 2, the sequel to the Michael B. Jordan-starring spinoff that reignited the franchise in 2015, Sylvester Stallone has probably been looking back on some memories. On his Instagram account yesterday, Sly posted a photo of the very first ever hand-drawn poster for Rocky — the only one of its kind in existence.
Check it out:
How would you like that hanging in your college dorm? Not likely that Stallone is thinking about giving it up anytime soon, though. If you don’t recognize the artist’s name, Tom Jung, you’ll know his work: he’s responsible for designing and painting some of the most iconic movie posters in existence, from Apocalypse Now to Gone with the Wind to all three original Star Wars movies. Yeah, movie posters used to be painted, can you imagine?
I really love this design, especially the groups of little people down below the big figure of Rocky, probably drawn from individual stills. While this wasn’t the poster design they ultimately went for (that one looks like this and is much more striking), I really like this as a representation of Rocky’s relationship to all the other characters in the movie, who either helped him or hindered him on his way to the top.