Brian Kesinger, a story artist at Walt Disney animation studios, has been sharing some delightful drawings on Instagram, mashing together the Star Wars universe with the Calvin and Hobbes universe. Have a look at more below, and see if you can recognize the original strips that these drawings reference.
In honour of Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arriving in theatres, here is the work of Thomas Dagg, whose digitally manipulated photo series perfectly captures what every Star Wars fan must have been experiencing for the last month or two; little glimpses of Star Wars every where they look. More images below.
Digitally created faux-marble sculptures by a French artist who goes by the name Travis Durden (a reference to two of his favourite movies). The heads are, of course, those of iconic Star Wars characters while the bodies have been repurposed from various masterpieces at the Louvre. Check out more of Durden’s unique mash-ups below!
New Hasbro figurines give insight into the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, specifically one alien X-wing pilot named Ello Asty. Complete with “born to ill” written in Aurebesh (Star Wars lingo) on his helmet, the character is believed to be a Beastie Boys tribute by director J.J. Abrams (Abrams previously used “Sabotage” and “Body Movin'” in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) respectively). Although as one Epicstream commenter has noted, the character name could also act as a double reference, spelling out L.O.S.T. (ell o as ty) another infamous Abrams project.
“Rhythm Force” is a project attempting to renew interest in the traditional Japanese craft of Ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) by replacing the folk-tale imagery typically depicted with scenes from Star Wars. Artist Masumi Ishikawa designed the prints and master engravers carved the wood blocks.
Limited edition prints of three hand-carved compositions are available through the Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake. See more images from the project below!