Best of 2014: Original Star Wars Concept Illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 15, 2014
This morning we take a look at some of the Star Wars concept illustrations of Ralph McQuarrie who designed the original trilogy as well as Battlestar Galactica, E.T. and Cocoon. "Ralph McQuarrie was the first person I hired to help me envision Star Wars. His genial contribution, in the form of unequaled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy...

Best of 2014: Chewbaaca Shares Amazing Behind-The-Scene Pics

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Peter Mayhew, otherwise sometimes known as the man behind Chewbacca, has released some pretty epic behind-the-scenes pics from Star Wars on his Twitter account.

Star Wars Paintbrush

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 12, 2014
When twins Robert and James Dastoli were inmiddle school during the late 1990s, they made hundreds of pixelated Star Wars pictures using Microsoft Paintbrush on Windows 3.1 operating system. And now on their awesome tumblr, they will be posting a picture every day during the lead-up to Star Wars Episode VII, which comes out on December 18, 2015.

James Haggerty's Star Wars Staple Mosaics

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 28, 2014
We are impressed by the detail and patience it must take New York-based painter and printmaker James Haggerty to complete his staple mosaics. His Darth Vader portrait, "The Side" was created using 10,496 multi-colored staples on a painted board.

A 30 foot Star Wars Tapestry by Aled Lewis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This 30 foot long tapestry by London-based artist Aled Lewis tells the story of Star Wars beginning with Episode one all the way through Episode 6. The tapestry features quotes from the films written in Aurebesh and all the main characters. The hand-stiched tapestry, The Coruscant Tapestry, is currently on display at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.

Death Star Lollipops on Etsy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 06, 2013
If you are as dissapointed as we are that the White House declined a petition to build the Death Star, you might want to head over to Etsy and grab yourself some Star Wars Death Star Lollipops.

The Humanesque Yoda sculpture

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 05, 2012
We like Yoda, but this is sort of creepy looking. This the work of Andrea Eusebi, who has created a Yoda using a plastiline modeling clay. He has taken the green little Jedi master and made him look like an aged grandfather with really impressive ears.

Recreating Famous Photographs via Star Wars

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Perhaps because this author spent most of his Fourth of July holiday in a county that is shared with Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, but when we saw these fantastic famous photographs recreated with Star Wars characters, we felt a bit if kinship. Of course, I would expect to see two Stormtroopers kiss after the end of a great galactic war.  

The Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 02, 2012
Everyone has dreams, and we are pretty sure that the Star Wars cookbook was the pinnacle... until this: the Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon. According to Hi Consumption, "Steve Sansweet from Lucasfilm, these die hard Star Wars fans dream became a reality with this incredible Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon."

Star Wars Dedication

Tattoo // Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I know for a fact that there are some serious Star Wars fans out there with some serious Star Wars tattoos, I've seen em with my own eyes. But these 2 full sleeves, of possibly every Star Wars character, rendered and colored brilliantly, just might take the cake for the *most dedicated fan tattoo I've come across. Incredible work young man, incredible work. Artist unknown.
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