In praise of Star Wars Rebels

I'm changing the name of this blog, and #WeWantLeia is why

I spoil it for Siri

Guest Post: How I came back to Star Wars action figures by YASWB

Beatrice and I watch Star Wars together

[Review] William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher 

Star Wars oil painting exhibit "Sandstorm" opens

Breakneck boredom: an old time Star Wars fan's thoughts on Star Trek Into Darkness

They put me on the news to talk about Star Wars

More from Steve Sansweet on Star Wars and gay marriage

Carmine Infantio has died

I can die happy: I've been interviewed by Dungeons & Dragons

Star Wars Episode 7: All My Children?

What JJ Abrams needs to really succeed with Star Wars 7

Star Wars: The Old Republic is gay--on one planet at least

Tongal and Pringles bring us DYI desecration of Star Wars

Reminiscences about West End Games' Star Wars Roleplaying Game

Here's the biggest Star Wars news of 2012

Stephen Quinn interviews me about Star Wars on CBC Vancouver

Star Wars: modern myth or global franchise?

Parents turn child's 1st birthday into extended Lucasfilm/Hasbro advert

Me reading from A Long Time Ago

Highlights and lowlights of the upcoming Star Wars Celebration VI

Grown men (mostly) dressed up as Lando Calrissian

Beggar's Canyon Toys offer Star Wars toy "restoration" service

Blog's t-shirts banned by Zazzle

Will the real David Prowse please stand up?

LaserSaber: Unlicensed, dangerous and yours for only $99

Is this the future of Star Wars?

Is Star Wars link bait?

Dissent not tolerated at the Prequel Appreciation Society

TSOT discovers its nemesis

Comme des idiots: Star Wars teams up with poncy fashion house

US Christian activist attacks SWTOR for being gay

Yodaphone--the latest product pitch from Star Wars Inc.

Attention tortoise-fanciers: do you like Star Wars?

History of Star Wars as related by a bot

Is Star Wars a travesty of science fiction?

Luke Skywalker and company on the Muppet Show

Yoda now shilling instant soup in Japan

Commander who?

$6000 for a toy you can't even play with

Star Wars underwear

Retro Star Wars decor in my son's bedroom

Phantom Menace 3D: Now With Plot

Star Wars and disco: the forgotten love affair

Will Muschamp: What a guy!

Oi, fanboy: grow up! A reply to Darren Franich


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Entries in posters (10)


New Steve Thomas Star Wars poster art

I'm the proud owner of a beautiful limited edition Steve Thomas poster showing X-Wing fighters over the Yavin moon in old-fashioned travel poster format. The poster is an officially licensed Lucasfilm product printed on high quality paper. It hangs in my office and gets a lot of comments--all favourable. 

Now Thomas has created the two new Star Wars posters pictured here. These are not travel-style but again have the retro-advert feel. They're attractive, nerdy and funny. I'd be tempted to get them for the boy's room except that I'm trying to avoid cramming my boyhood Star Wars obsession down his throat...

Steve Thomas (Illustration): Star Wars series begins anew: R2D2 and C3PO


Vintage Star Wars posters on Imgur

Reddit says these are from Burger King in 1978.


Guerre Stellari: Star Wars/spaghetti western mashup poster

Etsy maker Tim Anderson offers this funky Star Wars/spaghetti western mashup poster. US$45. He's got ones for Empire and Jedi, too.


Retro Star Wars recruiting posters

BoingBoing notes this and other retro Star Wars recruiting posters by Gattadonna. They're on sale at the Star Wars Celebration show in Orlando, Florida this August.

BoingBoing: Retro Star Wars recruiting posters


Fun new Star Wars posters from Etsy

Etsy comes through again with more clever, attractive Star Wars posters. Pictured above is Jay Hornsby's Death Starry Night, a mashup of Van Gogh's masterpiece and a certain film featured on this blog from time to time. Follow Jay on Twitter: @belligerentmnky

Etsy: Death Starry Night - Star Wars Print

Next are three posters by Patrick Concepcion of Concepcion Studios which re-imagine the three films as mid-twentieth-century paperback novels. I really like these. 

Etsy: STAR WARS Art Print Movie Poster Series - 12 x 18 Minimalist, Nursery, Graphic, Mid Century Modern, Vintage Style, Retro Home

Finally, this bit of imperial propaganda comes from Etsy seller Marcus from Malaysia

Etsy: Star Wars - Support Our Troops A3 Poster Vintage Print


LA Times Hero Complex on the original Star Wars poster

A nice article, from June 2010, about the original Star Wars poster. From the piece:

The Brothers Hildebrandt created one of the signature images of the 1970s with this striking, cosmic tableau showing the Skywalker family, a craggy terrain and a space battle unfolding in the starry sky. I had a poster of this painting on the wall of my room as a child and, as with many moviegoers, this was the entry-point image for a new mythology – the first glimpse of the George Lucas universe before any of us actually sat down in the dark with the 1977 film.

Hero Complex: The classic 'Star Wars' poster and The Force of history


Fun abstract prints of Star Wars characters

Etsy seller ModernStylographer is offering these (and other) abstract takes on familiar Star Wars characters. US$18 each.

ModernStylographer's Etsy shop


New from Etsy: the greatest Star Wars poster of all time


Olly Moss Star Wars posters

The internet is awash with Star Wars movie posters designed 30 years after the movies came out by people who, in some cases, weren't even alive at the time. Some of these designs are really terrific. British artist Olly Moss's take is a case in point. I especially like the ROTJ poster, pictured above, but follow the link to see all three.

Poster Shizzle: Olly Moss does Star Wars


TG Daily on that famous Star Wars poster

TG Daily has a great piece telling the story behind this classic Star Wars poster by Charles White III. From the article:

They found out the typography and the billing block didn't fit in the space they had left in the design. So what do we do to make more space on a poster that's already been painted? Let's pretend it's posted, then they can put the type below the actual poster. So we added to the actual poster by painting Obi Wan down the side, and stuff across the bottom to make it wider and deeper. So it was necessity that invented that. At the time, that was only the second Star Wars poster. I don't think it upset or scared anybody. In fact, that poster remained the favorite of many art directors in town. 

By the way, this poster is for sale at Think Geek at a very reasonable price.

TG Daily: About that legendary Star Wars poster

ThinkGeek: Classic Star Wars Movie Posters