Today’s update is a bizarre piece about the Galactic Empire. Nevertheless, I hope you will like it – for me, it tells a lot about the deep feelings and motivations that keep the Empire together.
The title of the picture is Imperium Forte, latin for Mighty Empire.
Remember the words of an Imperial officer, Grand Moff Tarkin from A New Hope:
Fear will keep the local systems in line!
… and the words of a wise Jedi Master in The Phantom Menace:
Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
Today is my birthday and I present you this tribute to the first Death Star and the well-looking TIE-Fighters.
I made a revised version for an earlier The Force Awakens poster. That old one was entitled “I will fulfill our destiny” but after watching the movie I felt that a bit inappropriate because that sentence sounded like part of a pray and not like a powerful statement.
Therefore, I re-did the poster and the result is: Crush the Resistance!
This was one of my submissions for Celebration Europe 2016 Art Show but the piece was rejected. Nevertheless, it appeared on the back cover of the 75th issue of Teekay-421, the official magazine of the Belgian Star Wars Fan Club, out this Monday.
I hope you like the poster in this form because surely, this was not its only appearance.
My fellow readers from New York (and surroundings): visual gurus of ILM will held a presentation about the past, present and future of Industrial Light & Magic on 10th March in Kaufmann Concert Hall (Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York).
- James Clyne – Senior Art Director, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Jason Smith – Visual Effects Supervisor, nominated for a 2016 Oscar for The Revenant
- Michael Koperwas – Computer Graphics Supervisor, ILMxLAB
If you are interested in it (I certainly do but cannot be there, unfortunately) you can learn more about this event here.