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Star Wars-Disney mashups

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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

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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

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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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What if Star Wars characters were out of work

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By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 20 June 2012

Well, we’ve all been hammered by the recession. Even those from other galaxies. Yes, Marcos Munichin has continued his awesome Secret Life of Toys series with this latest installment: If Star Wars characters were out of work. Yoda, if you’re out there, contact us: we have a position going for you right now.

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If Dr Seuss wrote Star Wars

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 8 June 2012

This is the clever project of cartoonist Adam Watson, which ‘started off as a throwaway doodle’ and morphed into something so much bigger. Yoda, Jabba … Dr Seuss never sounded so, erm, futuristic.

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Star Wars French ballet disco

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 1 May 2012

Not quite Star Wars, not quite French, not quite ballet, and not quite disco. Bet you never knew Darth Vadar and 3PO ever had a feud. Or used The Force to play scissors, paper, stone. Warning: you’ll need to have a very high threshold for silliness to enjoy this without a hint of irony.

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Paintings of Star Wars hipsters by John Woo

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 20 April 2012

These acrylic paintings of Star Wars characters rocking modern cult labels warrant more than a second glance. Illustrated by John Woo from Hong Kong (not the famous one), we can almost see Darth Vader do a hipster dance in his Band of Outsiders get up, while Padme Amidala looks entirely in character with her Gareth Pugh outfit.

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Brilliant Star Wars concept paintings by Ralph McQuarrie

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 13 March 2012

I remember seeing some Ralph McQuarrie’s Star Wars concept paintings when I was a kid. I loved how subtly different they were from what finally got put on screen, making me imagine how things could have looked. In remembrance of McQuarrie, the official Star Wars site has a nice slideshow of his work.

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Star Wars Holiday Special with the original 1978 commercials

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By Ben in New Film on Saturday 18 February 2012

Possibly the worst piece of television ever conceived, George Lucas does not want you to see this: ‘The Star Wars Holiday Special is a 1978 American television special set in the Star Wars galaxy. The special is notorious for its negative reception.’ Awesome.

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Star Wars Uncut: a fully crowdsourced version of Episode IV

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Film on Friday 10 February 2012

The project of creative technologist, Casey Pugh, this full length version of the George Lucas masterpiece was created from multiple 15 second segments recreated from the original movie and submitted by thousands of Star Wars fans, which were then spliced together by editor Aaron Valdez to form the final product. Genius, as both a commentary […]

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Minimalist Star Wars series posters

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By Zolton in New Design on Wednesday 18 January 2012

Artist Travis English made these amazing minimalist posters for all six Star Wars films. They’re good enough to make you want to watch the series through. Yes, this does mean sitting through The Phantom Menace again, but it almost seems worth it. Almost!

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