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Discover ‘The Art Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in Newly Released Book!

Published on December 16th, 2017 | Updated on December 18th, 2017 | By FanFest

Ever wonder what goes into the eye-catching visual aspects of your favorite movies? The recently released book, The Art Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, written by Phil Szostak, delves into the creative team process responsible for offering some impeccable imagery. Concept art, storyboards, costume sketches, and exclusive interviews; this book contains details sure to please any hardcore Star Wars fan. Entertainment Weekly was given an exclusive first inside the cover. Check it out right here!

Bombers ready for battle.

Star Wars:The Last Jedi
Artist: James Clyne

Production designer Rick Carter, Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, and Lucas Films story analyst  Kiri Hart joined forces in bringing together the images that were eventually chosen to represent Rey’s adventure in training with Luke Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rey
Artist: Karl Lindberg

Fans were also introduced to some adorable new characters in the Star Wars realm. Known as Puffins, these little no-nonsense guys provided great support to Mr. Skywalker.

“We started with a generic male or a generic female, then found the Matron from what we learned during iteration. So, for instance, if one was male and he was a real seafarer, he might have a barnacle on his face, and his face would be weathered an and leather-like. If she was somebody who was going about her business washing clothes, she would have a content, in-her-own-world, rather calm karma about her.” – Neal Scanlan (Source: Entertainment Weekly)

Star Wars:The Last Jedi, Puffin
Artist: Jake Lunt Davies

Care was taken in the detail of every character. Wanting to show a bit more femininity for Phasma, a decision was made to keep the eyepiece more open allowing for less obstruction to the eye.

Star Wars:The Last Jedi, PhasmaStar Wars:The Last Jedi, Phasma
Artist: Tonči Zonjić

And who didn’t fall in love with sweet little BB-8 last year when introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? No one. 🙂 The conundrum this time was in how to take that sweetness and turn it dark for the newly added First Order BB-9E.

 “…How do you demonize BB-8?’ [Laughs] It comes down to the face, designed by Luke Fisher. Jake Lunt did a brilliant job of grills and details on the body that give it a real Imperial feel. In the same way, we spent a lot of time with J.J. Abrams in the first round, getting BB-8’s face to work — I think it was true of these designs as well.” — Scanlan (Source: Entertainment Weekly)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, First Order BB
Artist: Ivan Manzella

Let’s never forget our beloved Princess Leia. No matter what her ‘look’, she definitely captured our hearts.

Star Wars: The Last Jedii, Leia
Artist: Tonči Zonjić

If you are looking for a great holiday gift to give that discerning Star Wars fan on your list, this book hits the mark! Happy Holidays, may the Force be with you.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Phil Szostak, and Lucasfilm Ltd. (C) Abrams Books, 2017

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