Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie

Ralph McQuarrie, Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose


Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers—even Lucasfilm’s annual Christmas cards—all rescanned and rephotographed for this book. In Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie, readers will find the most definitive collection of the artist’s Star Wars work ever assembled, including hundreds of never-before-seen illustrations. Rare unpublished interviews, as well as recollections from McQuarrie’s colleagues and friends, complement and contextualise the art. Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie is a comprehensive tribute to cinema’s most beloved and influential concept artist.

Creator Bio

Brandon Alinger is the chief operations officer of the Los Angeles branch of Prop Store and the author of Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy. Wade Lageose is a graphic designer/artist who specialises in the entertainment field.
David Mandel is an Emmy-nominated and Writers Guild Award–winning writer for Saturday Night Live (1992–95), Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Price £190.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 27 September 2016
Pages 800
Height 444mm
Width 331mm
Illustrations 2,000 colour illustrations
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East
ISBN-13 9781419717932