A small gallery of my works and me with a lot of people at Star Wars Celebration Europe – it was amazing!!
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.
The Star Wars Saga Poster has been selected to illustrate the spread that collects Star Wars-related records in the newest edition of Guinness World Records. The double-page illustration was chosen because of two reasons: first, it is connected to a record, the world’s largest LEGO mosaic, organized by Dorling Kindersley Publishing, London in October 2010, when thousands of volunteers recreated the poster in a size of 98 square meters (1,055 square foots), using 384,000 LEGO bricks. The other reason was that this well-known picture summarizes the first six episodes of the Star Wars saga.
Check the photo of the page tweeted by Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records – and below, my reaction when I received the book:
— Craig Glenday (@craigglenday) September 4, 2015
I am really happy and proud of this publication. When I remember back those April days in 2007 when I designed the first version of the Saga Poster, I never thought it will come to this. It was just fun, a celebration of a great story in my special way. I know that many Star Wars fans love this picture and it is great to see it everywhere – as an avatar or a header, on a cake or a car. Thank you all, guys, and keep the Saga Poster live! #SagaPoster
The Guinness World Records 2016 Edition will be officially published tomorrow, on 10th September.
You can read more about the Guinness Record event here.
If you are a hardcore Star Wars fan who is really, really interested in tiny details, I have something for you: the long story of the making of the Saga Poster.
If you want to download the Saga Poster, go here! (I ask you to read the usage conditions if you plan anything beyond simple personal usage – thank you very much!) You can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
And don’t forget: 100 days until The Force Awakens.
A friend of mine and member of the 501st Legion Great Lakes Garrison, Greg Johnson told me about the appearance of the saga poster on the Star Wars Night 2015 of West Michigan Whitecaps in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 11 (photo by Amber Fortino Castro).
You can also find this picture among other Saga Poster appearances.
Check back soon because another great public appearance of the Saga Poster is on the way! And some new posters, of course.