Posts for Tag: StarWars

The Making of Star Wars Computer Graphics | Larry Cuba

Remember the animation of the Death Star that was shown to pilots in the Rebel Alliance?...Course you do - well the computer graphics for the first Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 were created by Larry Cuba at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For more information on the lab, visit the website and Larry Cuba at and
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...Other early Larry Cuba Computer Graphics

"(1985) Calculated Movements by Larry Cuba is an example of early video art using software developed at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL). The video has a minimalist/ambient original sound piece."

'Star Wars Begins' | An unmissable Fan Documentary

Star Wars Begins

Watch the whole film, it's broken into 14 parts - here's Part 1 of 14, they're are all available on and you can watch & cycle through them all on youtube. Jambe has also made 'Building Empire' and 'Returning to Jedi', see part 1 of both below and find all the other parts on youtube also. See Jambe's blog here:

The Background
Four years in the making - Star Wars Begins is an unofficial commentary to Star Wars by editor Jambe Davdar. It offers an insight into the development and creation of film. The documentary combines video from the movie itself with seen and unseen behind the scenes footage, rare audio from the cast and crew, alternate angles, bloopers, reconstructed scenes, text facts and more to give an in-depth look at the process which brought the film to the big screen. Duration: 2hrs 18mins

"Phenomenal. Honestly - just...stupendous. I can't say enough about it - I've been a fan since it came out and I learned 20 things in Part 1 alone. Now I'm honestly pissed the studio couldn't make something this incredible and release it on the DVD. And all of that has nothing to do that it was made by a FAN? I can't imagine how much work went into this - and to think it's the best SW Doc I've ever seen. Amazing." byrnesmp, youtube fan comment 

Building Empire

Returning to Jedi

Thanks to @gavrov for tweeting about these films...

10 Favourite Posts in 2010

Looking back on 2010, here's 10 of my favourite posts over the year - Have a Happy New Year Everyone! xx

1. Graphic Design of Fred Troller 1930-2002

2. Mexico 1968 Olympic Identity by Lance Wyman

3. Graphic Heroes: Otl Aicher, Designer 1972 Munich Olympics Identity

4. Soviet Arcade Games & Posters

5. Tadanori Yokoo Psychedelic Posters

6. A lil' Waldo Pancake for you..

7. Modernist Textiles | 1950's & Henry Moore

8. The many ways Star Wars is used in adverts...

9. A World of Miffy & Dick Bruna

10. Graphical Godzilla Godzilla Godzilla!!!

Original Star Wars Trilogy Posters by Olly Moss

Spot on - these are simple, understated and clever (& I agree with his choice of the characters that epitomise each film). Olly Moss' take on the original Star Wars Trilogy. Officially-licensed, limited edition 24x36” screen-printed posters available through Mondo Tees on Monday 20th December. A small number of signed artist-proofs will be available on Wednesday 23rd December.

The many ways Star Wars is used in adverts...

Star Wars has been used to sell a mind boggling array of products (including a hefty tonne of it's own merchandise) and it's a bit of a past-time of mine collecting the ads I find along the way. This post shows some cool (and not so cool) examples including ice lollies, Japanese tuna, trainers, as well as actual Star Wars brand products by Palitoy. Most are pretty old school, but I've also included the Adidas Originals ad as I thought that was slick. 

Bonus find: the images below are Rejected Star Wars Promotional Products, I can't imagine why they were rejected?!

Bizarre Star Wars Japanese Commercial


Palitoy Factory - Star Wars Toys (This isn't an ad, but it's rather interesting to see the toys production line)

Star Wars™ Cantina 2010 / adidas Originals

My other Star Wars posts
Quirky Star Wars Finds and
Unusual Star Wars Posters
The Original Star Wars spoof 'Hardware Wars'
Star Wars Uncut 'The Escape'
The Vader Project

Star Wars Uncut 'The Escape'

Yayyyy, it's the scenes pulled together here (an interim collation, pending legal issues for full edit).

We're thrilled to present the Uncut Movie! It's made up of all the highest rated scenes voted on by the fans. We have a fully edited version of the movie produced, but we are working through the legal issues in order to bring that to everyone as soon as possible. Sit back and enjoy all the incredible submissions brought to you by Star Wars fans and filmmakers from all over the world.

The Original Star Wars spoof 'Hardware Wars' #starwars

Only 13 minutes in total & made for $8000 in 1978, Hardware Wars is 'A Spectacular Space Saga of of Romance, Rebellion, and Household Appliances'. Watch Fluke Starbucker, Chewchilla the Wookiee Monster, Ham Salad, Princess Anne-Droid, Augie "Ben" Doggie, Arty Deco and 4-Q-2 in this classic Star Wars parody. 'You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll kiss three bucks goodbye!'

(From youtube text) George Lucas said, "Hardware Wars is my favorite Star Wars parody." When George Lucas created the world of Star Wars over 25 years ago, he also inspired an alternative world inhabited by the Original Flying Toasters, Deadly Waffle Irons and Hot Cinnamon Buns. A world called Hardware Wars. This is the acknowledged granddaddy of all Star Wars parodies and the first fan film from created by Ernie Fosselius and produced by Michael Wiese. A DVD with many hilarious special features is available from  

Hardware Wars wiki - films of Ernie Fosselius - Wars IMDB -