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The Art of Princess Leia Tribute

You will know Craig Drake is a name synonymous with MilnersBlog, as I’m such a massive fan of his Patrick Nagel ‘Pop Culture’ style of visualisation and stunning palette of Geekologie inspired art, which firmly embraces film culture. But there’s one film character he’s featured more than any other, the late Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars character Princess Leia, which he respectfully showcased on his Facebook page after her passing.

Such a fitting tribute to the passing of Carrie Fisher who once said “No matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.” The Star Wars world lost another star with her passing.

Craig Drake’s fitting homage for his former employee, Lucasfilm shows no sign of abating with his recently released work.

And some up-and-coming work which I’m sure we’ll see at Star Wars Celebration 2017.

I’ve also stumbled across some of his classic ‘early’ geekologie inspired Star Wars art.

 

 

 

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The Master and the Apprentice

Something sadly missed from my 80’s youth is the large and beautifully canvas of ‘album cover’ artwork, such a long-lost platform for artist of today, and at that time the king of the ‘Original’ Mondo style of art was Patrick Nagel who was synonymous for his unholy union with Duran Duran and their cover artwork, most famous of all Rio.
Patrick Nagel Duran Duran Rio Album Cover ArtworkI always liked his unique vision of the contemporary woman coupled with his style of handling colour with quite a rare originality and freedom in which he continually simplified his designs to great effect. Continue reading The Master and the Apprentice