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Few things are as unapologetically geeky as wearing pop-culture themed shoes. And if you’re into that kind of thing, Sperry just announced some super sweet Star Wars ones.
There is no doubt that Ralph McQuarrie’s sublime art was fundamental in shaping the success of Star Wars, and enriching the galaxy far, far away. For years his work has been archived and championed, but a new book is collecting some of his best (and some of his rarest) Star Wars art in a lavish volume, and we’ve got…
CBS merely announced the name of the upcoming Star Trek TV series, and gave us the briefest glimpse of its titular ship, the Discovery. What could it possibly reveal about the show? Well, if you’re a Star Trek nerd like we are, it can tell you a lot—including when in the timeline the series might take place.
Behold the U.S.S. Discovery, designation NCC-1031. What’s really cool is that it’s based on concept art the legendary Ralph McQuarrie did for the first Trek motion picture. See it in action in the show’s first teaser!
Star Wars isn’t Star Wars without the work of Ralph McQuarrie. The artist and designer conceived much of the look of the original trilogy in the ‘70s and ‘80s. He passed away in 2012, but his art was still a big influence on The Force Awakens—and it seems like Rian Johnson is continuing the tradition on Episode VIII.
Starwars.com has been running an ongoing feature series about the art of the beloved concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, recounting the history behind some of the artist’s lesser known or exceedingly rare pieces of art—including a spectacular look at one of McQuarrie’s rarest-ever paintings.
The internet is understandably excited about the new Star Wars trailer. I have no problems considering myself a mega ultra super fan. I've made pilgrimages to conventions around the country and seeing new live-action Star Wars footage that isn't the prequels is really exciting. But there's one name that's been…
In 1995, Irvin Kershner tried to make a remake of the classic Forbidden Planet. The project never materialized, but Kershner had already marshaled the artistic talent of Ralph McQuarrie, John Eaves, Mark McCreery, Syd Mead, and Stan Winson. And the early concept work of McQuarrie and Mead is readily accessible today.
Last week, Lucasfilm rereleased the original Star Wars teaser trailer, and this week, they're sharing the original teaser for The Empire Strikes Back, which included no film footage, but instead featured concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's paintings.
You've seen a ton of Star Wars concept art before — but this galaxy still contains endless marvels that your eyes have not beheld. A brand new book called Star Wars Art: Concept features loads of artwork, selected by George Lucas himself, that tells the story of Star Wars from the beginning up to now. We've got some…
Feast your eyes on the first art from Star Wars Rebels, Lucasfilm's followup to Clone Wars – including the show's logo!
It isn't a first look, exactly, but Disney has announced its new Star Wars cartoon, which will be called Rebels. Here's everything we (now) know:
In honor of Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's recent passing, a group of artists at Comic Book Resources' The Line It Is Drawn illustration competition imagined a world where just about anybody could enter the Galaxy Far, Far Away. There's no Jaxxon/Bucky O'Hare crossover, but the results are otherwise…
It's a sad day for the concept art world. Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who created concept designs for the first Star Wars trilogy, the original Battlestar Galactica television show, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., and other science fiction classics, has passed away at age 82. He set our minds on fire and…
The beautiful 11 x 15 inch watercolor painting by John Schoenherr, used for the ACE paperback first edition of Dune, just sold for a little over $26,000 at Heritage Auction Galleries, shattering the $10,000 to $15,000 pre-auction estimate. Internet bidders pushed the price to just over $19,000 prior to the live…
Summer is coming to a close, and for many of us that means new beginnings. With school right around the corner, hordes of us will be moving into new apartments and houses for the year, and with new digs comes the opportunity to update (or start) your collection of science fiction and fantasy artwork!
Around the same time Ralph McQuarrie's concept art was helping make Star Wars a reality, he was designing a new Enterprise for a Star Trek movie that didn't get off the ground. Check out his radically different, Imperial Destroyer-esque starship.
The answer to the question is, "No, of course not, that would be too random for words." However, it does transpire that he did inspire the visual look of Chewbacca in the original Star Wars movie through an interesting chain of events.
You can’t celebrate the awesomeness of concept art without paying special tribute to Star Wars. Ralph McQuarrie’s paintings for the original trilogy inspired every concept artist today, and the prequels and video games’ art was eye-popping. Here are our favorites.