Tuesday, 14 October 2014
THE POSTER ART OF 'STAR WARS' - DAY TWO: TIMES OF ICE AND FIRE!
In countdown to this week's UK release (14th October) of the beautiful new STAR WARS ART: POSTERS book, compiled by J.W. Rinzler, published by ABRAMS BOOKS, AFICIONADO presents some of its favourite art/poster pieces linked to the six films, and beyond...
The cold and haunting climes of the isolated ice world of Hoth are the backdrop for the key characters and events trailblazing into 1980 with the release of the first, and so far best, STAR WARS sequel: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.This concept piece, by artist unknown, would be the genesis to what would form the ultimate and evocative, deliberately GONE WITH THE WIND-esque art created by Roger Kastel for the film's first theatrical poster. Dig that purple snowgear, Luke!
Image: via STAR WARS Archives
Get hold of STAR WARS ART: POSTERS here: Star Wars Art: Posters: Amazon.co.uk: Drew Struzan, Lucasfilm Ltd, Roger Kastel: Books