Check Out Eric Tan's Limited Edition Set of 'Star Wars' Trilogy Prints
We've featured the work of artist Eric Tan before, and he's frequently featured by Mondo and more. But he also gets commissioned to do a lot of official artwork for Disney. And now that Star Wars is under the House of Mouse, he was commissioned to create three pieces commemorating the original Star Wars trilogy. All three of the original episodes, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, all get their own cool print in Tan's signature style, and they look absolutely stunning. The only downside is they are extremely limited editions, and you'll have to spend a pretty penny to get all of them.
On his official blog (where you can see more of his artwork), Eric Tan said:
"The circle is now complete! Like so many kids in the early 80’s, 'Star Wars' completely ruled my childhood. It not only created endless hours of entertainment but launched so many kids’ creativity into hyperspace. I remember drawing x-wings, stormtroopers, AT-ATs, and lightsaber duels when I was 5. To be able to relive all that magic and wonder as a grizzled old man is such an honor. I’ve never had more fun on a project and I cannot wait to do even more."
Each piece is 36×12 with a limited edition of just 100 prints available for purchase, complete with a certificate of authenticity. These are available exclusively from The Disney Store, and because they're so rare, each one will cost you $400 (or $399.95 to be exact). So yeah, they're very pricey, but if you've got the money, these would make a great addition to any Star Wars fan's wall. If you want a closer look at the pieces, there are separate product pages for the Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi prints. We can 't wait to see what kind of work comes around when Star Wars: Episode VII arrives. Cool?
Modern computer artwork "inspired by" vintage cinema, is almost always a snooze to me. This is no exception. Star Wars is filled with rich life and colour. These look too comic/cartoony and simple to evoke any of the feelings I have when watching the films. There's more evocative space art on the cover image of virtually any space sci fi novel from the 1970s.
crystaltowers on Sep 16, 2014
Luke's face looks a bit off in the third one. But the drawing is nice.
DAVIDPD on Sep 16, 2014
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