Earlier in the spring, I got incredibly lucky and purchased a stunning collection of posters on eBay. I had been working on framing many posters in my collection for a while, but never did I dream in a million years that I'd wind up with such an amazing collection of original one sheets. So over the next few months, I'll be getting more and more of these framed. I'm taking quick and dirty pictures with my cell phone and putting the pictures online here on my blog. I'll also work on getting new pictures of my regular collection online soon, too. I'll also work on commentary about each poster, personal stuff, nothing definitive here, but all the truth!
Above is the Star Wars style D "Window Box" poster. This is printed on thin cardstock and measures 30x40 inches. The artwork is probably slightly smaller than the actual one sheet, but aside from that, the biggest difference is probably the wider white borders on the sides. Iconic Star Wars artist Drew Struzen worked on this, painting Luke, Han, Leia and Obi-Wan, while airbrush artist Charles White painted Vader, the droids and other hardware. The creative process behind this poster was described in some detail in Struzen's documentary DVD. But it's incredible to see up close, for example, how Struzen takes a seemingly sloppy, random stroke and somehow it's the fold in Luke's tunic! What I mean to say is, after thirty years of looking at this poster in books and on trading cards and the like, seeing it full size, up close, one truly sees the artistry behind these posters. More to come!