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There is something about Star Wars that makes it an incredible spark for the imagination of creative people and artists. Perhaps its the fact that so many of us are shown the original trilogy at a young, impressionable age, but over the years we have seen some absolutely stunning pieces of art inspired by George Lucas' outer-space saga. Take, for example. the stunning artwork you see above - simply titled "Trilogy" - that has appeared online and is now available for sale.
The work, drawn by artist Matt Ferguson, is actually a set of three different posters that serve as an ode to the original three Star Wars movies, each one dedicated to some of the most important locations in the fictional sci-fi universe: Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope; the ice planet Hoth in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back; and the Empire-occupied moon of Endor from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of The Jedi. To really appreciate these pieces you have to see them individually, so let's take a closer look, shall we.
First up, thanks to the art site Bottle Neck, we have the view of Tatooine, which Ferguson tags with the famous Obi-wan quote. "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious." Pictured on the cliff, of course, is Obi-wan, Luke, C3P-O and R2-D2.
The snowy Empire Strikes Back design - posted with the line "There's a meteorite that hit the ground near here. I want to check it out" - is inspired by the first act scene of the Star Wars movie and features Luke (if the quote is any suggestion) riding on the back of a Tauntaun.
Lastly, we have the Return of the Jedi print, which Ferguson has run with the quote "I feel his presence. He's come for me. He can feel when I'm near." While that is a Luke Skywalker line, I'm still pretty sure that the lone figure standing in the middle of this poster is actually the subject of the quote, Darth Vader, not the speaker.
The posters are a limited release, so if you want copies I would recommend acting fast. Each one is 12" x 24" and $35, but if you order all three together you can get them for $100. If you REALLY like these posters, you can pay $350 to buy copies that have been printed on wood.