Friday, June 22, 2007

old Star Wars poster art

The logo on this first poster was a popular alternative to the one seen nowadays. I still dig it.

Another cool poster with a totally different logo:

A foreign edition poster where Luke and Leia look even less like Hamill and Fisher than the various American posters.
These last two are drafts of poster art undoubtedly done well in advance of actual production. I love how they capture that 70's sci-fi paperback art look.


  1. Anonymous11:25 AM

    The two last ones are by Ralph McQuarrie, I think.
    He is my god of concept art and matte paintings

  2. Yeah, I think you're right. I love McQuarrie's work.

  3. That first one is aces. All day, every day.

  4. Yeah, even though Leia is way less dressed than she was in the movie, and despite Luke not having a ripped torso, I really do like the first poster a lot.

    The Luke in the last one lukes suspiciously like George Lucas, though.

  5. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Anybody else think the Leia in the Italian version bears a striking resemblance to Natalie Portman?