Bob Peak was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Kansas. Following a stint in the U.S. Army, Peak enrolled in the Art Center College of Design. After graduating in 1951, Peak moved to New York City and found work as a commercial artist. In the 1960s, Peak was hired by Universal Studios where he designed film posters and frequently collaborated with the artist Bill Gold. As a result of the film posters that he designed in the 1970s and 1980s, Peak has been called “the father of the modern motion picture poster.” Along with his film work, Peak also drew several covers for TV Guide and Time Magazine and was commissioned to create 30 stamps for the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Below are a few examples of Peak’s work.