Richard Amsel was an American illustrator and graphic designer. His career was brief but prolific, including movie posters, album covers, and magazine covers. His portrait of comedian Lily Tomlin for the cover of Time is now part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He was associated with TV Guide for thirteen years.
Among the many movie posters he made, was the movie poster of The Dark Crystal, the film by Jim Henson, which was also used as the cover art for the Hi-Res Adventure by Sierra On-Line. The game folder also contained a poster of the cover.