British Star Wars Style "Concept Artwork" Quad

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British Star Wars Style "Concept Artwork" Quad
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Other Info: In 1977, following the US release of Star Wars, producer Gary Kurtz and 20th Century Fox took the opportunity to commission a new poster for the UK and international release. This would replace the atmospheric Hildebrandt artwork, and the design brief was for ‘action’ and to put more emphasis on the human characters. The commission came to fellow artists Tom Beauvais and Tom Chantrell both of whom created alternative artwork for the client. For his design Beauvais used wonderfully vibrant day-glo paint to make the title and lightsaber ‘pop’ with bright colour. Beauvais’ bold composition is dominated by an over-sized Luke and Leia. Particular attention has been paid to capturing actor Mark Hamill’s likeness, and uniquely this remains the only theatrical Star Wars poster in which Luke is depicted in his Stormtrooper disguise. Icons of Star Wars – R2D2, C3PO, the Death Star, X-Wings, and lightsabers – also feature, as does an indication of the written credits along the bottom of the poster. The poster is signed and numbered out of a limited edition of #295. (Thanks to Spacefund for the informational text on this giclée print.) (COA pics can be found below)

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