Why does it feel like the weeks are passing by way to quickly? Seems like I just did this. Maybe it’s because I’ve been keeping my self busy… I don’t know. Of course, there’s been a ton of awesome Star Wars related stuff to hit the web since last week. I’m sorry, but I can’t cover all of it. There’s not enough time. I’ll do my best though to pick out the really really cool stuff. So I guess I’ll get to it.
Star Wars Art: Visions
I really wish I wasn’t as broke as I am. Otherwise I’d definitely pick up a copy of this book. Star Wars Art: Vision is basically a collection of work from fine artists inspired by the holy trilogy… and the prequels to I guess. Here’s a description I found on Amazon.com for this:
When Star Wars debuted in 1977, it revolutionized mainstream American filmmaking, transporting fans to new galaxies and introducing them to countless now-classic characters, aliens, planets, and starships. In the decades since, the Star Wars Saga has become a phenomenon impacting cultures across the globe.
Just as George Lucas drew upon the work of N. C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell for his own visual inspiration, he has now invited more than 100 well-known and promising artists to draw upon the entire Star Wars galaxy for inspiration. Star Wars: Visions collects these magnificent artworks for the first time. Featuring pieces by renowned artists such as Amano, Allan R. Banks, Harley Brown, Gary Carter, James Christensen, Michael Coleman, Kinuko Craft, Jim Dietz, Phillipe Druillet, Donato Giancola, Ann Hanson, H. R. Giger, Daniel Greene, Ron Kleeman, Arantzazu Martinez, Syd Mead, Moebius, Paul Oxborough, Alex Ross, Anthony J. Ryder, Dolfi Stoki, William Stout, Dan Thompson, Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, Scott Waddell, and Jamie Wyeth, Star Wars: Visions is a breakthrough tribute to the worldwide inspiration that is Star Wars.
There are a few images that GeekTyrant.com put on their site, and I have to say I’m pretty impressed with them (the paintings that is… though GeekTyrant is also nice too). There was also this nifty little trailer. Check it out below.
Here are a few examples of some of the art work in this book:
If you get a chance, check it out, and if you’re feeling generous, pick me up a copy!
Star Wars Vintage Travel Posters!
I guess this is a great week for Star Wars art. Check out these Star Wars posters inspired by early 2oth century travel posters, created by Steve Thomas. Back in 2006, I had the opportunity to go to Switzerland and study graphic design for a month. These remind me of all the travel posters I saw while I was there (seemed like they were pretty big on that stuff) and also of all the fun I had (good times in Leysin…). Check out more of the poster below.
Star Wars Mondo Poster
Check out this exclusive poster from Mondo Tees, by Frank Stockton. Seeing this makes me want to draw more in hopes that I can someday produce something as bad ass! Acutally, I better stop so I can go draw some more. I’m trying to get another wallpaper done before Monday.
I know there’s a ton of other stuff I could post on, like all the cool Halloween costumes we saw on the web, and there was the auction for the original Darth Vader costume. There was also that Lego Star Wars animation, Bombad Bounty, starring that beloved character Jar Jar… I like Legos and I love the original trilogy, but bringing Jar Jar into those… ACK! Here’s the video below. Check it out and let us know what you think.