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.
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.
Photographer Federico Chiesar’s latest project, Horror Vacui, envisions what the villains of cult 1980s films would look like if they were still alive today. The styling for the photos series was done by Carolina Trotta.
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.
I came across Andy Helm’s work shortly after I had started posting my Star Wars pixel art up on the web. Helms is an illustrator and pixel artist himself, often pulling inspiration from Star Wars and popular video games.
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.
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!
I suck at ‘laundry basketball,’ I always miss. Good thing French designer Pierre Vedel has created this simple cardboard backboard, inspired by the sarlacc pit in Star Wars, that you can build yourself out of cardboard.
It’s baby Chewbacca! That’s all I can say apart from D’awww! Does anyone else wonder if this is just a regular baby that was born a little hairy? ‘He is a Wookie baby, fashioned after Chewbacca from Star Wars. I have never seen a baby Wookie but I imagine they are probably somewhat like a puppy given that they are born lighter and get darker as they get older’. Let the bidding way commence!
Every child either wants to be a Disney princess or be with one (maybe even both). Artist Tim Shumate appeals to the latter with his Tattooed Princesses’ series: a collection of Disney favourites transformed into pinup bombshells. And if sci-fi is more your thing, he’s also done a smouldering Princess Leia just for you.
The title of Best Mom Ever has officially been won. Julie made her babies these Star Trek and Star Wars felt activity books. With a couple of tribbles, er, quibbles, I have to say these are possibly the only books a toddler could ever need. Now I understand the hipster fetish for Mormon Mommy Blogs. Sign me up for adoption.