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The New Star Trek TV Show Has a Title and a Starship: Discovery

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Behold the U.S.S. Discovery, designation NCC-1031. What’s really cool is that it’s based on concept art the legendary Ralph McQuarrie did for the first Trek motion picture. See it in action in the show’s first teaser! Read more...

Long-Ago Times and Far-Away Galaxies: Celebrating The Visual Inspiration of Ralph McQuarrie!

Ralph McQuarrie is one of people whose name may not be known to the public at large, but whose imagination gave rise to some of the most indelible, incredible imagery in all pop culture. He was a designer, a concept artist, and a creator...Show More Summary

Ralph McQuarrie Darth Vader Statue

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

Ever wonder who envisioned the main bad guy of Star Wars: A New Hope? The Ralph McQuarrie Darth Vader Statue should give you a clue. In addition to creating the original looks for Boba Fett and Imperial stormtroopers, conceptual designer and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie also gave a select few their very first look at Darth […]

Cool Stuff: Print Your Own ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Blu-ray Covers with Ralph McQuarrie Artwork

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

There have been a couple different official Blu-ray releases of the original Star Wars trilogy. First it arrived in a box set that featured all six movies, and then they were re-released in individual steelbooks last year leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters. Show More Summary

Ralph McQuarrie's Classic Concept Art Continues to Influence the New Star Wars Trilogy

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Wars isn’t Star Wars without the work of Ralph McQuarrie. The artist and designer conceived much of the look of the original trilogy in the ‘70s and ‘80s. He passed away in 2012, but his art was still a big influence on The Force Awakens—and it seems like Rian Johnson is continuing the tradition on Episode VIII. Read more...

Tony Dyson, the Man Who Made R2-D2, Passes Away at 68

Tony Dyson, the British professor who made R2-D2, has died of natural causes at his home on the Maltese island of Gozo. Conceptual designer Ralph McQuarrie created the appearance of the beloved droid, but it was Dyson who built the eight different Artoos used in the original trilogy, two of... More »

Tony Dyson, Who Built Original R2-D2 For "Star Wars," Passes Away

The designer, who was commissioned to build eight droids based on Ralph McQuarrie's concept art, was 68 years old.

RIP Tony Dyson, the Man Who Built R2-D2

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

One of the most iconic non-human characters in movie history, R2-D2, was the product of many people. Beloved concept artist Ralph McQuarrie designed him, Kenny Baker helped bring him to life—but it was Tony Dyson, who passed away today at the age of 68, who had the daunting task of building Artoo as a real life droid. Read more...

Redesigning Star Wars' Coolest Vehicles (Using LEGO)

Whether it’s Ralph McQuarrie’s original vision or more recent efforts, Star Wars is famous for its sweet vehicle designs. Yet over the past month, talented LEGO builders have been messing with the iconic Snowspeeders and X-Wings, redesigning them to either look more contemporary, or just look cooler. Read more...

Star Wars Bits: Lawrence Kasdan Chats About That Han Solo Movie, a Massive 3D-Printed Star Destroyer, and One Lonely Luke Skywalker

8 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular source of sweet, nourishing, life-enriching Star Wars news! In today’s edition: Lawrence Kasdan teases his Han Solo movie. Fascinating work-in-progress Ralph McQuarrie art is revealed. Peter Mayhew reveals himself to be one stellar guy. Show More Summary

Ralph McQuarrie's Ultra-Rare Cover For The Empire Strikes Back Novelization Is Gorgeous

8 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9 has been running an ongoing feature series about the art of the beloved concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, recounting the history behind some of the artist’s lesser known or exceedingly rare pieces of art—including a spectacular look at one of McQuarrie’s rarest-ever paintings. Read more...

In Memory of Ralph McQuarrie, the Artist who Designed Darth Vader & R2-D2

I run the Fine Art feature on Kotaku because it’s an aspect of the creative process that I have a big interest in, and the utmost respect for. Indeed, there was a point in my life where I hit a fairly substantial crossroads, and if I hadn’t gone down the path that led me here, I’d have ended up pursuing a career in production/concept art instead. Read more...

Ralph McQuarrie's Boba Fett gets new life as a Star Wars collectible - CNET

You don't need to be a bounty hunter to track down and acquire valuable merchandise like this highly detailed Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Star Wars statue from Sideshow Collectibles.

Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Statue

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

The Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Statue provides an excellent look at how the Mandalorian bounty hunter was originally envisioned. Considering that he didn’t get a whole lot of screen time, and he was beat by a blind guy, Boba Fett became a very popular character in the Star Wars universe. One of the first new […]

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: The visual development of Darth Vader

Brian Muir, the legendary artist who sculpted the original Darth Vader helmet based on Ralph McQuarrie’s designs, recently announced on Twitter that he began work on Star Wars: Rogue One. It’s a fair assumption that, since Rogue OneShow More Summary

Ralph McQuarrie's Boba Fett Lives on in New Statue From Sideshow

Boba Fett wasn't always the Mandalorian armor-wearing bad-ass that made it into the final films. Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie originally envisioned Fett as a sort of super-trooper (meow) in the Imperial army. The concept also stemmed a bit from the original ideas for Darth Vader, though we all know how that turned out. Show More Summary

See Unused ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Concept Art Used For New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Character

10 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

We’ve seen in the past how Star Wars Rebels has used some of Ralph McQuarrie‘s original Star Wars concept art for the inspiration of many of the characters, location and props in the Disney XD animated series. Well Rebels isn’t just looking at the past for inspiration, but also the future. Show More Summary

Jet set: Star Wars’s clean design transfers well from storyboard lines to airlines

IT’S NOT just the global popularity of iconic characters that ignites celebrations of all things Star Wars. There in the visual epiphany-pops of George Lucas, and the mesmerizing design of the late-great Ralph McQuarrie, is something wondrous that inspires artists to render their own versions, primed to tattoo the planet with all things Tatooine.Read full article >>

Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Stormtrooper Statue

11 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

The Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Stormtrooper Statue lets you get your hands on an Imperial stormtrooper as originally imagined. Conceptual designer and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie had the job of envisioning the now-iconic characters of the Star Wars universe, and a new series of statues makes it easy to add those visions to your collection. Standing […]

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