Poster Concepts

Siegfried Gross Interview - "Star Wars" - German Designs & Illustrations

We have a special treat for Star Wars poster fans today. Did you ever wonder why the German Star Wars Saga promotional campaigns had their own unique designs and concepts? - Thomas Nixdorf has graciously forwarded to us his October '19 interview and photos with graphic artist and illustrator Siegfried Groß. A big thanks to both of them for this awesome interview. (Interview posted below in both English and German)


Interview Siegfried Groß
"Star Wars"

Interview from 3rd October 2019

Revenge of the Jedi Concept Sketch

Here is a side-by-side concept sketch drawing by Thomas Jung for the Revenge of the Jedi film. It is always fascinating to see the initial ideas and thoughts of an artist, for the promotion of an upcoming film.

An interview with Tom Beauvais (Film On Paper)

This is such a wonderful interview from 2013, by Eddie Shannon and his awesome website - (Film On, that I wanted to again re-post it for collectors to have the chance to learn more about artist Tom Beauvais. And of course for us here at the archive, to see the previously unseen British Quad concept for Star Wars. For the interview - follow this link: Interview

The Empire Strikes Back '79 poster concept

Another Empire Strikes Back unattributed poster concept. It includes Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo in an upwards forward motion with his lightsaber drawn, battling with Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, and Bespin skyscape in the background. Supporting cast members along with Lando Calrissian looking like a "Count" in a circle bubble are on the right side of the poster. It has "The war isn't over..." at the top and the logo and credits are seen at the bottom.

Star Wars Original Pre-Production Full-Color Illustrations By Colin Cantwell

A great glimpse into early pre-production artwork for Star Wars -


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