Like many of my fellow nerds or geeks (you decide), I have many passions, one of which is for history. I enjoy reading and learning about various historical facts and information. Why? Cause it is fun, cool, and interesting, including Pop Culture history. However, one area of history that is now not fully explored is the events of the Star Wars universe outside of the saga, namely the history of the galaxy far, far away. Thankfully, Pablo Hidalgo (of LucasFilm’s Star Wars Story Group) has given us a book that explores the events of the Star Wars films, but from the point of view of using propoganda artwork to showcase the history of the galaxy: Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy.
Told through the perspective of Janyor of Bith, the book explores various artwork and their influence/attempted influence during a particular period in the galaxy’s history (from the events of the prequels right through the events of The Force Awakens). Here is a sampling of some of the artwork featured in the book:
Overall, as a book, it is a quick but fantastic read and should be essential for any Star Wars fan and makes a great coffee table book. Plus, along with the cool slipcase it comes it, the book includes 10 collectible posters (a book and collectible posters! That is like making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs!)!
Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy is currently available at all online booksellers and at your local bookshops.