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Ralph McQuarrie's Alternate Empire Strikes Back Logos Revealed

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

A series of never-before-seen logos for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back have surfaced on line.

See the stellar visuals that brought Star Wars to life - CNET

4 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Star Wars fans can now lose themselves in all of Ralph McQuarrie's amazing concept art, including some that got scrapped. Luke was a girl? Stormtroopers had lightsabers?

From Vader to Tatooine: The man behind Star Wars' iconic look - CNET

4 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Ralph McQuarrie's concept art became the visual bible for George Lucas' space saga that forever changed blockbusters. Now fans can see all his stunning work.

Great Job, Internet!: Darth Vader’s castle in Rogue One has a surprisingly badass backstory

One thing Rogue One had in spades was great design. The Force Awakens, too, embraced the dusty, chunky aesthetic of the original trilogy, and particularly its concept artists Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston, but Rogue One went a lot further. Show More Summary

The Intriguing Backstory of Darth Vader's Castle in Rogue One

9 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The idea that Darth Vader had a home somewhere in a galaxy far, far away isn’t a new one. Star Wars concept designer Ralph McQuarrie came up with the idea decades ago, but no filmmaker has been able to fit the idea into the franchise yet. Until Rogue One. Read more...

Star Wars Bits: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 3 Details, Stunning Ralph McQuarrie Art, and an Announcement From David Prowse

12 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: David Prowse is retiring from the international convention circuit. The designer behind many of Star Wars‘ iconic ships shares some trivia. Star Wars Uprising is shutting down after a little over a year. Show More Summary

Inside a Treasure Trove of Rare Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Art

12 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There is no doubt that Ralph McQuarrie’s sublime art was fundamental in shaping the success of Star Wars, and enriching the galaxy far, far away. For years his work has been archived and championed, but a new book is collecting some of his best (and some of his rarest) Star Wars art in a lavish volume, and we’ve got an exclusive look inside. Read more...

Check Out an Incredible Tome of Ralph McQuarrie’s Star Wars Art

This 20-pound, two-volume collection contains hundreds of works from the iconic artist, who created some of the saga's most beloved characters. The post Check Out an Incredible Tome of Ralph McQuarrie's Star Wars Art appeared first on WIRED.

'Star Wars Rebels' Goes McQuarrie in New S2 Easter Egg Featurette

Disney’s Star Wars Rebels has made no secret of its influence from the original designs of artist Ralph McQuarrie, but multiple designs have escaped even sharp-eyed viewers. No longer, as the latest Season 2 Blu-ray featurette spotlights everything from Kylo Ren’s lightsaber to Leia’s familiar costume. Continue reading…

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

last yearGenres / 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

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

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

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

2 years 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...

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