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STAR WARS as WWII Propaganda

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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  1. 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.)

  2. I would love to have some of those for real.

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. He Geek She GeekMay 30, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    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.

  7. 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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