Because, when it's measured lengthwise, the amount of trilogy-inspired art out there is wayyyy longer than 12 parsecs*, the pop culture pros at LTD. Art Gallery have combed through it all, selecting the sweetest examples of licensed illustrations, toys, etc., and, even better -- badass stuff based on the flicks from a slew of (some local!) artists, all of which they're showing off at a reception boasting themed X-mas decorations, dudes dressed as Stormtroopers, and a set by DJ Nova that almost has to be super. Or at least Villa. The brush-slingers hanging their stuff include:
Steve Thomas: This Minnesota illustrator, who's dropping a limited-edition Vader print at the reception, specializes in vintage-style travel posters promising a chance to ride a Jawa sandcrawler "across Tatooine", and celebrating the Hoth-based "Rebel Transport, Inc.", who must move a Taun(taun) of cargo.
Greg Peltz: These hand-numbered steampunk-inspired portraits include a monocle'd take on Chewbacca called First Mate, and Metal Man, which features C-3PO dressed to the nines in a bow tie and top hat, presumably in an effort to improve his chances at human-cyborg relations.
Brian Rood: This dude's stuff ranges from stylized portrayals of "Wookie Rage", to pieces hinting at Vader's loneliness, to drip-heavy watercolors like a menacing portrait of Boba Fett from a perspective that suggests one thing --
*Bet you thought that was a way to measure time in a galaxy far, far away instead of approx. 228 trillion miles, didn't you?
Published: December 1, 2011 at 4:00am EST
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