Ralph McQuarrie – Star Wars designer and illustrator passes away

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When you think about the original Star Wars trilogy you imagine the characters, amazing places and spaceships.

The Illustrated Star Wars Universe
I’m lucky enough to own this book signed by both Ralph McQuarrie and Kevin J. Anderson.

These were the designs and concepts created by Ralph McQuarrie.

During the mid-1970’s, George Lucas approached McQuarrie to commission artwork for A New Hope. These illustrations became the foundation for the success Star Wars was to enjoy and helped sell the idea to 20th Century Fox who were still considering whether to fund the risky movie at the time.

Original concept art for C-3PO & R2-D2
Stormtroopers with light sabers? This concept shows how things might have been.

Thanks for your unique vision and talent to bring our favourite movies to life.

Click here for words from George Lucas and a gallery of some of McQuarrie’s work.

Find out more about his work here.

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