I am a big fan of Star Wars, maybe because I was lucky enough to be growing up when the first films were released (…to VHS – I am not that old!), or perhaps the films just make great viewing. Either way, I love Star Wars. I must admit, that I am not a diehard collector nor a fanboy that loves the spin-off stories. I just love the originals for what they were.
Olly said this to Wired.com:
“It was so intimidating!” the artist told Wired.com in an e-mail interview. “There is such a wealth of great Star Wars art out there already, from paid professionals and from enthusiastic fans. I suppose my main aim was to make a set of Star Wars posters that were a little different from what people are used to seeing from the franchise, but still retained that essential Star Wars feel. I started by re-watching the original movies with a sketchbook on my lap, and just sort of went from there.”
Still, there was no backing away from the challenge. “If you’re as big a nerd as I am, you just can’t say no to Star Wars,” Moss said.
You certainly need to have seen the films to get the charachters in the silhouettes and spot the planets in the backgrounds. But even if you don’t like Star Wars, you can still appreciate the art. Love it.
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