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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Hey Star Wars fans! Who doesn’t love Han Solo and cold drinks? Now you can fashion your own Han Solo ice cubes. Free your favorite space hero from his eternal slumber and allow him to furbish and cool your summer beverage. This is literally the coolest geek-prop of the summer.
Ever wanted to decorate your house to look like Deckard’s apartment in Blade Runner? Or maybe you’re looking for an early conceptual Darth Vader helmet by Ralph McQuarrie. Well, the guys at Kropserkel have all manner of left-field memorabilia for the discerning movie geek. So head on over for Hannibal Lecter masks or horse-head pillows, a-la The Godfather.
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.
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.