Explorers / one sheet / UK


Year of Film
Joe Dante
Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Jason Presson, Bobby Fite
Origin of Film
Genre(s) of Film
Adventure | Sci-Fi
Type of Poster
One sheet
Style of Poster
Origin of Poster
Year of Poster
Gareth Williams
Size (inches)
27" x 40 13/16"
SS or DS
Everybody needs a helping hand when they're lost in space. | The stuff that dreams are made of.

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  1. Author
    Posted by gareth williams
    Date Posted
    on 4 October 2011

    Just found this site. Artist for this poster was myself – gareth williams. The original artwork showed the whole of the alien but it was cropped as a teaser! Nice to see a bit of it again after all these years!

  2. Author
    Posted by eddie
    Date Posted
    on 5 October 2011

    Hi Gareth,

    Thanks so much for letting me know – it’s really great to get confirmation from the actual artist. One of the main aims of this site is to make sure due credit is given to the designers and artists of each poster.

    I recall seeing the quad and that doesn’t feature much of the alien either. Do you have any of your original artwork for the poster? If so I’d love to see some pics of it should you still have it.

    Can I ask if you worked on any other posters that I own or that I might have seen?

  3. Author
    Posted by Gareth Williams
    Date Posted
    on 9 September 2019

    Hi Eddie,
    Stumbled upon your site once again, whilst searching for old film posters I’d been involved with in the 1980s.
    In answer to your question (from 2011!), I don’t own the original artwork for Explorers.On completion I handed it in to the client (UIP) and that’s the last time I ever saw it.This kind of theft was surprisingly common in advertising.
    Other films I painted artwork for included Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (UK), Top Secret, Scream for Help, Clue, Biggles, Star Trek IV The Voyage Home, Amazing Stories, Dragnet, Les Patterson Saves the World, Moon over Parador. Plus scores of video covers. I have some of the original artworks but by no means all of them. In some cases, several different artworks were used to publicise films.
    I did once turn down a commission for a James Bond film poster, simply because I was too busy to produce the artwork!
    Hope this helps, if it is still of interest.