5/29/2014

When George Lucas created Star Wars, he famously borrowed elements from 1940's sci-fi movie serials like Flash Gordon. With so many elements from that era, it made sense for illustrator Russell Walks to design posters based on World War II-era propaganda. The posters were created for Lucasfilm and Topps as part of a series of trading cards. Check 'em out:



Via IMGUR via Fastcodesign.com via Russell Walks

What do you think of the posters?

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7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The ones from the original trilogy are cool.
Somewhere I still have a stack of regular Star Wars trading cards. And Battlestar Galactica. And Buck Rogers. (Not parting with the Erin Gray cards though.)

Briane Pagel said...

I would love to have some of those for real.

DAVID WALSTON said...

Nice! So is Vader's Fist force choking someone?

jeremy [retro] said...

those are very cool, i love art/design... thank you for sharing.

Michael Di Gesu said...

These are FANTASTIC! As an illustrator and cover designer, I love the images and the graphic elements....

I've always appreciated images with a WWll feel to them. Some of my favorite illustrators are from the 1920'-40's!

Thanks for sharing!

He Geek She Geek said...

Those are beautiful!

We featured some a while back from random sources (http://hegeekshegeek.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/star-wars-propaganda-posters-2/ if you're curious), but having a complete set from one artist would make a great collection for our walls.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I’m glad you enjoyed it Jeremy, especially with your artistic background. I hope you have a primo rest of the day!

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