Saga Posters

Specialized Event & Misc. Saga Posters

This set of posters in the gallery represents specialized event posters, and miscellaneous advertisement materials associated with the Star Wars Saga. Many of them have become as popular, or in some cases, more popular than the movie posters themselves. The unique illustrations on these posters have become favorites among collectors, who have wanted to diversify their collections with posters other than the just the theatrical paper memorabilia. Some of these posters are easily obtainable, while others have reached mythic status because of their appeal and rarity. The posters shown on these gallery pages are only a sampling of the numerous "other Star Wars posters" one can obtain.

Soundtrack Posters

The soundtrack posters from the Star Wars Saga are another unique category, that demonstrates the powerful advertising effect Star Wars had in the music industry. These posters were not available to the general public, except when they came with an LP / Cassette /or CD. They were used by retail outlets as promotional advertisement and many of them were thrown away (simply because they were ads), after the initial releases of the different soundtracks. Throughout the years, die-hard Star Wars poster collectors have had lots of fun trying to hunt some of these down.

Star Wars Trilogy Anniversary Posters

In the summer of 1985, L'Affiche, which was a division of Kilian Enterprises, issued a 'newsletter' poster called the - Star Wars Saga - American One-Sheet Poster Checklist. Lucasfilm Ltd. had authorized them to reprint the artwork from the original theatrical movie posters onto a new one-sheet poster, that acted as a checklist or guide for the featured domestic posters. The new checklist poster showed a small picture of the posters and their official title and gave an informative detailed summary of each of the original USA Star Wars trilogy one-sheet posters, plus a few other sizes and special event commercial posters. This guide poster was a big hit among fans and poster enthusiasts, and because of its success, Kilian Enterprises was allowed to continue printing other authorized saga posters with Lucasfilm Ltd.'s blessings as time went on. A good share of the newly created posters they continued to issue to the public was the bulk of the early anniversary movie posters for the Star Wars trilogy until around 1995. For these anniversary posters, Kilian Enterprises incorporated and used artwork from the Bros Hildebrandt, Drew Struzan, Kazuhiko Sano, and Lawrence Noble, along with other illustrations and layout designs from his partner Dayna Stedry. There are also a few other anniversary posters listed in this gallery archive section from other artists. They were issued by the fan clubs and magazines, and although we are only showing a few of the foreign 'SW Anniversary posters', there are other countries like Japan, which have produced posters for the anniversary occasions of the films. We will continue to add new 'Anniversary' posters to this section as time marches on for the saga and as we reach new future milestones.

Mass Market & Premium Tie-in Posters

The term 'mass market' refers to a market for goods produced on a large scale for a significant number of end consumers. Traditionally, film studios reach out to the mass market with advertising messages through a variety of media including radio, TV, newspapers, posters, and nowadays the Web. In this section, we are focusing on the 'posters', which include promotional, premium "tie-in", commercial, video rental, public service, and other Star Wars posters created to be sold or viewed by the general public that had some association with the saga. The original production company itself, the government, and the number of licensees that printed up artwork and layout designs to promote stuff, that was based on characters, key visual art, and other illustrations from the movie were and still are a staggering amount of printed-up paper. This collection of posters shown in this gallery section represents only a small sampling of the numerous "other Star Wars posters" that one could/can obtain. Many of these posters were easily obtainable back in the 70s and 80s (except for a select group of them), and now - some of them not so much. But, because there are literally still thousands of these promo posters to choose from in auctions, online stores, and flea markets, collectors will often select just the various styles of artwork that are popular or appealing only to themselves. Enjoy the selection!