Category Archives: Art

PARADISE begins in Hell…

One of my favourite film posters this year is the intense new poster for Alien: Covenant! Unlike most of the other lazy posters that the studios release these days, they’ve actually put some artistic effort into this. The first two which had a fairly ominous and simplistic look to them, but this new variant  by 20th Century Fox features a full view of the “Protomorph” Xenomorph surrounded by what look to be dead Engineer bodies and other Aliens! The background looks very similar to Alien hive walls as well, and interestingly teases the Alien Queen hidden in the background.

Ultimately this poster seems to depict a collage of chaos, showing the overthrow of the Engineer society by the infection of the hostile Alien race, something which might tie back to the finale of the Alien: Covenant | Prologue: The Crossing, showing Michael release the pods onto the Engineers homeworld…see below

The path to PARADISE begins in Hell… Check it out:

Alien Covenant Chaos Poster
Alien Covenant Chaos Poster

The latest poster is quite tame in comparison, very Ripley Alien esque.

alien covenant poster UK
alien covenant poster UK

 

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Art of Star Tours

Craig Drake is back with some stunning Star Wars posters for the walls inside Disney’s Star Tours, if you haven’t seen them already, check them out, they’re quite special, he’s done them as a series of travel style poster which can be spotted while waiting in line for the ride, you’ll also notice the subtle addition of the actual Star Tours Spaceship in each poster.

STAR TOURS CORUSCANT TRAVEL POSTER

Coruscant Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours
Coruscant Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours

STAR TOURS GEONOSIS TRAVEL POSTER

Geonosis Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours
Geonosis Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours

STAR TOURS HOTH TRAVEL POSTER

Hoth Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours
Hoth Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours

STAR TOURS TATOOINE TRAVEL POSTER

Tatooine Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours
Tatooine Star Tours 2017 Mondo Art by Craig Drake Star Wars Art Disneyland Star Tours

All work is © Craig Drake 2017

Star Wars 40th Anniversary

Hard to believe Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope will have its 40th anniversary next year, how time flies when you’re having so much geeky fun that the film inspired. At the New York Comic Con recently there was an exclusive sneak peek into the galaxy far far away and its future of Star Wars publishing and how they would be ramping up for promotion of the Star Wars 40th anniversary.

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Logo HD Hi-Res
Star Wars 40th Anniversary Logo HD Hi-Res

It  seems Lucasfilm will be teaming up with the likes of Marvel, Disney-Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, and Hachette for anniversary publishing. One project that was teased (without real detail) that has Disney-Lucasfilm Press teaming up with Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, and Tom Palmer for a special 40th anniversary book. More information on this was promised in the Fall.


Hi-Res Star Wars 40th Anniversary Poster

Art of Star Wars Celebration 2016

Star Wars.com have launched the official key art and poster for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, the poster features the heroes and villains of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Star Wars Celebration 2016 Key Art
Star Wars Celebration 2016 Key Art

As you can see from the image above, the art features the cast of The Force Awakens looking stoic, along with a beautiful rendering of the characters of Rogue One. Alongside the Rogue One cast are a squadron of death troopers — the black-armored stormtroopers seen in the film’s trailer — and the first clear look at the brand new Shoretrooper on the bottom left. Also on the poster is a new class of AT-AT: the AT-ACT, or All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport.

Star Wars Celebration 2016 Key Art Header 2

The key art will be featured on merchandise throughout Celebration, and available to purchase as a poster at Star Wars Celebration Europe which will be held on July 15-17 in London, England, at the ExCel, featuring three full days of entertainment, celebrity appearances, interactive events, sneak peeks, and more from everyone’s favorite galaxy far, far away.

Marvel Unveils ‘The Force Awakens’ Comic Art

You’ve seen the movie, now read the comic book. Marvel has just revealed the initial cover and variants for its upcoming adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first installment in the five-issue series, written by Chuck Wendig (author of Star Wars: Aftermath) and illustrated by Luke Ross, will arrive in stores and digital services on June 22.

The comic art and variants put a new, graphical spin on the familiar movie images.

‘The Force Awakens’ No. 1 main cover by Esad Ribic (Marvel)

Sketch variant cover by Ribic (Marvel)

Variant cover by John Cassaday & Phil Noto (Marvel)

Variant cover by Joe Quesada (Marvel)

Movie poster variant cover (Marvel)

Marvel has done a cranking job on the various Star Wars titles (most of which I now own) since re-acquiring the license from Disney cohort Lucasfilm. In addition to The Force Awakens, the publisher will roll out the limited-edition Han Solo series next month.