HAND-DESIGNED STAR-WARS POSTERS - FREE DOWNLOAD

A VERY SHORT TIME AGO, IN AN ARMCHAIR NOT ALL THAT FAR AWAY...

I HAD AN IDEA!

I was looking online through all kinds of Star-Wars inspired prints for our basement, which we are slowly (very slowly) turning into the hangout spot I've always imagined. I kept getting frustrated because while other minimalist artwork was cool, it just wasn't what I was looking for.

Thus began my quest to make something better, something that really pulled upon all of my childhood hopes and dreams. My favorite part about the Star Wars movies is the ships/vehicles, and maybe Han Solo... ok... both of those. 

Ultimately, I came, after many revisions, to these posters, which I proudly display to you now, in both dark and light versions! Below is some details about the prints, and also some other information about the process.

"You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? … It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.”

EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE

I began with the first and most obvious choice. Some would argue that the X-Wing is the most important vehicle in this movie, but the Millennium Falcon has and always will hold my heart. 

I chose the color orange to reflect the stark sand on Tatooine, the beginning of the journey. The artwork at the bottom is quite obviously the twin suns seen in the iconic shot of Luke looking out over his home planet at dusk.


EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

HOTH, a desolate snow covered world, thick with treachery and adventure. My kind of planet. The emblem at the bottom is a representation of it's snowy peaks. The color blue seemed to fit both the planet's rough wintery exterior, and also the symbolizes the color of Luke's lightsaber in this movie.

The AT-AT is the my favorite mode of transport in this movie, and thus has found it's way unto this design.

Personally, I like the dynamic of having this poster be the dark one on the wall, to symbolize it's change in tone and feel from the other two movies.


EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI

As I commenced into the third and final movie of the original trilogy, I encountered some heavy pull in two directions. I was torn between Jabba's Sail Barge, and the forrest moon of Endor. Clearly, The trees at the bottom and color green represent this choice.

The color, similar to the second poster, is also representative of Luke's lightsaber color after he looses his blue one (and also an arm) in his fight towards the end of the fifth movie. (Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)


MIX AND MATCH! SHAKE AND BAKE!

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ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE: HAND DESIGNED TSHIRT NOW AVAILABLE!

-ADVENTURE: AN EXCITING OR UNEXPECTED COURSE OF EVENTS-

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ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE: $19.99

THIS SHIRT IS FOR THE ADVENTURER IN EACH OF US. 

Those of us who look over the next hill, around the corner ahead, through the fog to see what lies beyond. We seek adventure because we can... we must.  

This shirt is hand designed. A friend of mine, Erika, is crazy talented, and agreed to do draw up the design. Literally the first design she sent me, I fell in love with. A draft later, it was making it's way unto an ink filled screen.

To me, this is exciting. This reminds me of running through the woods as a kid, collecting every "walking-stick-sword" and acorn I could find. I'm excited to share it with you, because honestly, I just think think that more people need to remember what it feels like to seek after adventure. 

Buy a shirt! This isn't about money. (I'm basically selling this at-cost) Buy it because Erika's art is awesome, the shirt is great quality, and honestly, it looks cool. Thanks!

(Want to see how it's made? Scroll down!)


ARTWORK: THE PROCESS

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PRINTING: THE PROCESS

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Covering my printing screen with special paint (looks like Nickelodeon slime) that hardens in bright light. This paint allows me to basically create a film "negative" of the artwork that I am going to print.

This dries for 2-3 hours in complete darkness before exposure.

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The exposure process. The transparency paper allows light to come through everywhere but the artwork, which hardest the paint around the artwork, but not beneath the design itself. This enables me to wash the paint out of the center and make a sort of "mold" for the printing paint.  

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Freshly Printed! This is done by pouring fabric paint through the negative I produced on the screen, and then running a squeegee along the artwork.

I allow the shirts to dry for a couple minutes, then it's off to the oven for a final hardening of the paint!