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Illustrated Star Wars movie maps by Andrew DeGraff

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Thursday 18 April 2013

Now this is what we call fan art! Check out these finely detailed Star Wars infographic style illustrated movie maps by Andrew DeGraff where you can follow the events from each movie.

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Vadering: Levitation, done the Star Wars way

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Can this be true? Vadering, a geeky Star Wars reference to Darth Vader’s invisible neck choke, might just be the next big Internet phenomenon. At least two people need to be in the shot, with one playing the role of Vader with one outstretched arm and clenched fingers, and another playing victim suspended in mid-air, […]

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The Star Wars Remix project: may the creativity be with you

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 3 April 2013

Even though you might not be a fan of the Star War movies, or going to international conventions, meet-ups and stuff, you still might enjoy the characters, gimmicks and famous quotes brought into our lives. To guarantee you some more fun with Darth, Jabba and friends, you should take a look at the Star Wars […]

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Lord Vader and more: Star Wars figures as distinguished Victorian figures

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 9 March 2013

Genius! Toronto-based Terry Fan mixes traditional ink and graphite with Photoshop to create these classy studio portraits of Star Wars icons as Victorian dignitaries. There’s Lord Vader in a top coat and top hat, Chancellor Chewie looking grand with a monocle and pocket watch, Sir Yoda suited up for the occasion, Earl of Eisley enjoying […]

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Star Wars stole the alphabet

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Wednesday 6 March 2013

I’m not sure if this chart from ChartGeek tests your knowledge of the English language or actually only reveals your nerdy obsession with Star Wars. Ok, let’s be honest. If you can figure out what each letter stands for in this chart, it only shows of your embarrassingly vast knowledge of the Star Wars  universe. I mean, […]

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Quirky Portraits of Overlooked Star Wars Characters

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Monday 11 February 2013

Ok, you’ve heard of Dark Vader, Chewie, C3P0, Luke, Leia, Yoda, and Boba Fett. You’ve seen the fan art. You know their heroic deeds, mishaps, and heartbreaks. Those characters are the famous ones. But come on guys, there’s two sides to every story! What about all those other characters not important enough to have cool […]

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JJ Abrams and Darth Vader duet in Star Wars: The Musical

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Monday 4 February 2013

So JJ Abrams, he who revived Star Trek not that long ago, has jumped ship from the Enterprise to, er, the Death Star. YouTube users Antonius and Vijay have created the silliest musical duet featuring a confrontation between Darth Vader and JJ Abrams on a pier of all places. The latter tries to pledge his […]

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Star Wars Taxidermy

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Friday 25 January 2013

Okay, so maybe these are Phototohopped. But you can’t deny that they’re pretty cool. Who wouldn’t want a wall mount inspired by Star Wars creatures? As long as you’re not the one who has to hunt them down. May the force be with you, and with them, of course.

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Star Wars-Disney mashups

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 3 November 2012

Disney buys Lucasfilm for US$4 billion, enrages Star Wars fans, sparks off deluge of reactions in the form of Disney-Star Wars mashups. We’re a bit wistful, so the one with Luke Skywalker walking away into the Mickey Mouse sunset fits our mood perfectly.

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Will Disney change the face of Star Wars?

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By David Bergmans in New Illustration on Thursday 1 November 2012

You would have to be living in a galaxy far, far away not to have picked up on the news of Disney buying the empire of George Lucas, Lucasfilm Ltd. An empire that doesn’t stop at Star Wars. Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound and LucasArts are all part of this astronomical 4 billion dollar […]

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Star Wars fanzines

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Star Wars fans are loyal. They are also a creative bunch. How do we know? Three words: Star Wars fanzines. Executed in a range of art styles from realistic sketches to art deco, some of them come with rocking titles too, like Wookie Rendezvous; I Don’t Care What You Smell; Imperial Entanglements; Dark Master Dark Servant; and On A Clear Day You Can See Dagobah. Here, we dug up some fan gems from eBay.

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Canine Star Wars: Imperial Walker and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 21 September 2012

Now you no longer have to take your dog for any other walk, you can take them on an Imperial Walk instead.

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Star Wars USB flash drives

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By Mareike Muller in New Products on Wednesday 22 August 2012

May the force be with you! Well, from now on it will, easily, thanks to this very cool and cute collection of Star Wars USB flash drives. Just join forces with your favorite character and he’ll take care of all your files, music or whatever you want to put on your USB stick.

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Star Wars figures recreate iconic events and photographs

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By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Tuesday 10 July 2012

52 Weeks of Star Wars is a follow up to photographer David Eger’s series 365 Days of Clones, this time using Star Wars figures to recreate iconic events and photographs including the Beatles Abbey Road album cover and Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. The project started on January 1, 2012 and will be completed on December 31, 2012, with a new interpretation, featuring the likes of Storm Troopers, Yoda, Darth Vader and R2D2, added to the site every Sunday.

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Pop culture and history, starring Star Wars character toys

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 30 June 2012

In David Eger’s mini-series, Clone Troopers, the Canadian teacher uses Clone Troopers and other Star Wars character toys to recreate important historical images, often with a pop culture slant. Just so you know, we are now convinced a certain Wookie would be perfectly casted in a Patterson-Gimlin film remake.

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