John Henry Alvin was an American cinematic artist and painter who illustrated many movie posters. Alvin created posters and key art for more than 135 films, beginning with the poster for Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles, his style of art became known as Alvinesque by colleagues in the entertainment industry. Alvin's work included the movie posters for E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, The Goonies, The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Batman Returns and the Beast, The Lion King and The Emperor's New Groove. He created the anniversary posters for Star Wars. John Alvin was born on November 1948, in Hyannis, Massachusetts, his parents were in the United States military and the family was relocated often. The Alvins settled permanently in the area of Monterey, where John Alvin graduated from Pacific Grove High School in 1966, his early interest in movie posters began with movie advertisements in the Sunday newspaper. Alvin graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles in 1971 and began work as a freelance artist.
He lived in Linda Mar, in Pacifica, California from 1958 to 1961 moved to Monterey, Ca. January 1, 1961. Alvin's first official movie art campaign was the poster for Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, in 1974. Alvin, working as an animator at an animation studio at the time, was invited to work on the Blazing Saddles poster by a friend. Alvin took an unusual path, he designed a serious movie poster, which incorporated quirky elements from the film. For example, in the poster, Alvin depicted Mel Brooks, who plays a Yiddish-speaking Native American chief in the film, wearing a headdress inscribed with the phrase, Kosher for Passover; the joke had been suggested by Andrea. Alvin's work on Blazing Saddles was liked by Mel Brooks, as well as by others in the industry, he went on to work on a number of Brooks' films, including Young Frankenstein, released in 1974. Another of Alvin's iconic posters was his work for Steven Spielberg's 1982 film, E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial. It showed E. T.'s finger touching the finger of his human friend, finger tip to finger tip.
The fingers create a glow. The idea for the poster was suggested by Spielberg, was inspired by Michelangelo's painting, The Creation of Adam. Alvin used his daughter as the human hand model for the poster. Alvin created artwork for more than 135 film campaigns over the span of three decades, his work for such film studios as New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Disney Studios and Lucasfilm Ltd. included Blade Runner, The Lost Boys, The Princess Bride, The Goonies, The Lion King and the Beast, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Jurassic Park. He created the anniversary posters and other artwork for the 30th anniversary Star Wars Celebration. In years he created posters for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter film series and Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean films. According to John Sabel, an advertising executive at Walt Disney Pictures who worked with Alvin, "There was a reason why The Lion King did the numbers that it did... There was a reason why'Hunchback'. It's because of the images that were produced, a lot of those were John Alvin's paintings."Alvin's poster for The Phantom of the Paradise was selected by the National Collection of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Museum and the Museum of Modern Art to be included in "Images of an Era," a collection of posters that toured Europe as part of the US Bicentennial.
In years, Alvin focused more on cinematic fine art as the importance of movie posters was usurped by newer forms of digital advertising. Alvin's fine art portfolio centered on movies artistically, rather than on advertising; the Art of John Alvin, a book collecting a large portfolio of his work by Andrea Alvin, was published on August 26, 2014 by Titan Books. ArtInsights retail Alvin's original works to the public; the book includes examples of publicly used artwork, as well as unseen paintings and sketches, with a foreword by Jeffrey Katzenberg and commentary by his widow. Alvin met his wife Andrea at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where they were both students, they had actress Farah Alvin. On February 6, 2008, Alvin died at his home in New York from a myocardial infarction. John Alvin's official home page John Alvin on IMDb Internet Movie Posters List of John Alvin movie posters, 1974-1999 Von Busack, Richard. "From'Blade Runner' to'Batman Forever,' poster artist John Alvin captures the soul of a film in a single, unforgettable image".
San Jose Metro. John Alvin at Memory Alpha
Int'Air Îles is a regional airline based at Ouani Airport, Anjouan in the Comoros. It was founded in 2007 as Inter Îles Air and rebranded to its current name in March 2015. Using a fleet of six turboprop aircraft, the airline serves all three islands of the Comoros, the French territory of Mayotte and Madagascar. Int'Air Îles is a founding member of the Vanilla Alliance, formed in September 2015 between several airlines based in the Indian Ocean. Int'Air Îles was founded in 2007 as Inter Îles Air. On 27 November 2012, the airline's sole Embraer 120 made a water landing shortly after takeoff from Moroni Airport. Inter Îles Air suspended operations until 18 May 2013, resuming flights with a new Saab 340. In early November 2013, Inter Îles Air sided with Mahoran airline Ewa Air when the Comorian Government revoked the latter airline's traffic rights to Moroni; the two airlines jointly wrote a letter to the Comorian Ministry of Transport, urging it to return the rights. The dispute was resolved toward the end of the month.
Traffic rights were returned to Ewa Air, Inter Îles Air was permitted to resume flights to Dzaoudzi. On 13 March 2015, the airline unveiled a new livery. On 22 June 2015, Ouani Airport in Anjouan required Int'Air Îles to pay an international tax on its flights from the airport to the French island of Mayotte, including 4 million Comorian francs in debt; the airline had been paying a domestic tax, eight times lower than the international tax. Ouani Airport said that if Int'Air Îles did not pay off the debt before 29 June, it would be banned from the airport; the airline refused to pay, citing the fact that the Comorian government considers Mayotte an island of the Comoros and thus a domestic destination. On 1 July the Ministry of Transport announced that Int'Air Îles had been charging higher prices for tickets to Mayotte than to the Comoros. An agreement was soon reached, with Int'Air Îles settling to pay its debts for April and May and agreeing to start paying the international tax; the airline resumed all flights on 14 July.
On 21 September 2015, Int'Air Îles became a founding member of the Vanilla Alliance, designed to foster cooperation between the airlines of the Indian Ocean and to improve air service in the region. The other founding airlines are Air Austral, Air Madagascar, Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles. In December 2016, the French DGCA banned Int'Air Îles from serving Saint-Pierre in Réunion, a French overseas region, because of its security concerns about the Moroni airport. French authorities stated that they would reconsider the ban after visiting the airport in January 2017 to assess the situation; the Comorian transport ministry responded with a ban on French airlines Air Ewa Air. Int'Air Île's website, accessed in January 2017, states that the airline flies to the following destinations: As of November 2015, Int'Air Îles operates two Cessna 208 Caravans, two Cessna 404 Titans and one Let L-410 Turbolet. In addition, ch-aviation reported in December 2016 that the airline had acquired a single Airbus A320-200.
As of August 2019 the airline was operating a Saab 340B aircraft. On 27 November 2012, an Int'Air Îles Embraer 120 registered D6-HUA was forced to make a water landing five minutes after takeoff from Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport in Moroni. Destined for Ouani Airport in Anjouan, the aircraft suffered a fuel leak on takeoff and failed to return to Moroni. All 25 passengers and 4 crew members on board were rescued by local fishermen, only the pilot suffered minor injuries; the aircraft was written off, Int'Air Îles suspended operations for over five months. List of airlines of the Comoros Transport in the Comoros Media related to Int'Air Îles at Wikimedia Commons Official website Int'Air Îles at CAPA - Centre for Aviation Int'Air Îles at Ch-aviation
Revelations is the fifth album by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released in 2002 by Metal Blade Records; the release was preceded by the single "Angel of Death", released on 10 April 2002. The album was nominated for a Fryderyk Award in the category'Heavy Metal Album of the Year'; the working title of the album was Epitaph. Revelations was recorded between February and March 2002 at Red Studio in Gdańsk, was produced by Piotr Wiwczarek; the album was mastered by Bartłomiej Kuźniak at Studio 333 in Poland. It features guest appearances from Polish metal musicians Nergal of Behemoth, who provides vocals on the track "Whisper", Ureck of Lux Occulta, who plays keyboards on the tracks "Torch of War" and "Revelation of Black Moses". A music video was shot for the song "Epitaph". Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes. "Angel of Death" is the fourth single by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released only in Poland on 10 April 2002 by Empire Records.
The release features two songs "When Darkness Calls", Thin Lizzy cover "Angel of Death", studio report, multimedia presentation with 44 photos. Main part of studio report shows drums recording, equipment setup by Krzysztof "Doc" Raczkowski; the video consists introduction by engineer Piotr Łukaszewski, interview with Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek, Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz guitar warming up, with addition of guest appearance by keyboardist Jerzy "U.reck" Głód from Lux Occulta