Blade Runner / quad / UK


Blade Runner
Blade Runner - Metropolis 2020 (Finland)
Year of Film
Ridley Scott
Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah
Origin of Film
USA | Hong Kong
Genre(s) of Film
Sci-Fi | Drama
Type of Poster
Style of Poster
Origin of Poster
Year of Poster
Jouineau Bourduge
Jouineau Bourduge
Size (inches)
29 14/16" x 39 14/16"
SS or DS
A chilling, bold, mesmerizing, futuristic detective thriller.

Ridley Scott‘s seminal sci-fi classic needs no introduction and is on many people’s ‘top 10 films of all-time’ list, including my own.

This British quad is based on the French poster¬†credited to Jouineau Bourduge which is the combined surnames of two French poster designers/artists (both with the first name Guy) who were responsible for many classic posters from 1960s through to the 1980s. has a gallery of posters by him, as does I’ve been unable to find anything in the way of a biography online so please get in touch if you have more information.

I’ve always found it interesting that Deckard (Harrison Ford) is given a very stylistic representation on the poster whilst the other two characters are displayed using photographs. It’s also slightly bizarre that the studio decided to promote a tie-in to win a Volkswagen Polo – talk about a mismatch of content and product!

One interesting thing to note is that the book tie-in shown in the bottom right corner features artwork by Drew Struzan. The design was proposed for the American one sheet but the production team ultimately went with John Alvin’s illustration instead. Drew would later be asked to design the poster for the release of the final cut in 2007.

The other Blade Runner posters I have collected can be seen here.

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  1. Author
    Posted by Jonathan Giesbrecht
    Date Posted
    on 18 September 2012

    I just picked one of these up off ebay! Had to order from your neck of the woods, but it was worth every penny.