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Cool Stuff: May the Fourth Be with These New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy and ‘The Mandalorian’ Posters

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! Now it’s time to spend some money on stuff you don’t need. Bottleneck Gallery has released a big batch of new Star Wars posters by artists Pablo Olivera, Bartosz Kosowski, Lawrence Noble, and Marko Manev. Some of the focus on the original Star Wars trilogy while others dig into the second season of The Mandalorian. But that’s not all. Artist Scott C. has also debuted a Star Wars collection of his signature Great Showdowns watercolor prints inspir...
Tags: Art, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Hand, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Finn, Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Rey, Scott C

The Hand-Painted Scenes of The Original Star Wars Trilogy That Made Us Believe It Was Real

Ralph McQuarrie Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) used matte paintings to create the Rebel hangar in Return of The Jedi. Models also played apart. But it’s the artwork that stands out. Nowadays, photorealistic CGI is the default technology for special effects, but in the 70s and 80s, background sets in movies were hand-painted. These matte paintings were created by Chris Evans, Mike Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Ralph McQuarrie. h/t: flashbak Chris Evans: Mike Pangrazio:...
Tags: Design, Technology, Chris Evans, Ralph McQuarrie, Mike Pangrazio, Harrison Ellenshaw

Inside a Treasure Trove of Rare Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Art

There is no doubt that Ralph McQuarrie’s sublime art was fundamental in shaping the success of Star Wars, and enriching the galaxy far, far away. For years his work has been archived and championed, but a new book is collecting some of his best (and some of his rarest) Star Wars art in a lavish volume, and we’ve got an exclusive look inside.Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Books, Science, Gallery, Exclusive, Ralph McQuarrie

Cool Stuff: Print Your Own ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Blu-ray Covers with Ralph McQuarrie Artwork

There have been a couple different official Blu-ray releases of the original Star Wars trilogy. First it arrived in a box set that featured all six movies, and then they were re-released in individual steelbooks last year leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters. However, we’re still waiting for the rumored official Blu-ray release of the theatrical cuts without the special edition “enhancements” that have not pleased most Star Wars fans. However, if you already have the original ...
Tags: Art, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Blu, Star-Wars, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: A New Hope, Home Video, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Ralph McQuarrie, CD/DVD, Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Blu, Kyle Kenworthy

Beautiful Unused ‘Force Awakens’ Concept Art Shows Us A Different Version Of The Movie

Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) has released 45 pieces of Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art images, some of which show a very different movie than ended up on the screen. Hit the jump and let’s take a look at some of the unused concepts. I’ll try to add some background information as well. Some of these Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art images appeared in The Art of Force Awakens book, which is a must-buy if you don’t own it already, but a lot of the images that have been newl...
Tags: Images, Art, Sci-fi, Sequels, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Ilm, Leia, Finn, Kylo Ren, Concept Art, Jakku, Anakin, Hux, Star-Wars

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