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Star Wars poster concept - McQuarrie

Ralph McQuarrie - In 1976, visionary artist Ralph McQuarrie created a concept for a Star Wars one-sheet poster that would inspire artists around the globe; Darth Vader standing before the Death Star, towering over the young rebel heroes.

Empire Strikes Back poster concept

Empire Strikes Back unattributed poster concept. Includes Luke and Vader dueling with lightsabers, while Leia looks on.

Star Wars poster concept - Chantrell

Thomas Chantrell - Star Wars poster concept, including elements that would later become part of the Style "C" illustration.

Star Wars poster concept / ad - Dan Goozee preliminary painting

In 1977, freelance artist Dan Goozee submitted this illustration - "the swashbuckling swing" for consideration to Lucasfilm for use as the Star Wars one-sheet. Although mainly considered only a concept, it was used briefly for the advertising campaign.

Empire Strikes Back quad poster concept

Empire Strikes Back quad poster concept, based on many of Ralph Mcquarrie's pre-production paintings for ESB.

Empire Strikes Back poster concept - Sanjulián

Sanjulián - Empire Strikes Back poster concept.

Star Wars poster concept - Druillet

In 1977, the French science-fiction cartoonist Philippe Druillet was asked by George Lucas for a gouache illustration based on his Star Wars films. The painting he came up with included a menacing Darth Vader head, shaped like a Mayan pyramid, surrounded by warrior-like Stormtroopers.

Empire Strikes Back poster concept - Chantrell

Thomas Chantrell - Empire Strikes Back poster concept.

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