The Art of Solo

Phil Szostak, James Clyne, Neil Lamont


The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals, for the first time, the design evolution of each new fantastical set, otherworldly machine, and unforgettable character in the film. Packed with hundreds of spectacular images, including production paintings, concept art and sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story is the definitive guide to the art of the film—and a must-have keepsake for fans.

Creator Bio

Image archivist Phil Szostak has worked in conjunction with Star Wars art departments at Lucasfilm since 2008. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, Szostak worked for Wild Brain Animation on the Disney Channel series Higglytown Heroes, and he ran the JAK Films Art Department on Skywalker Ranch for over three years before joining the narrative design team on LucasArts’ Star Wars: 1313. He is also the author of The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Abrams, 2015) and The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Abrams, 2017). He resides in San Francisco.

 

Praise:

“The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story reveals, for the first time, hundreds of spectacular images, including production paintings, concept art and sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings. This must-have keepsake for fans joins The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Art of Star Wars: Rogue One, and The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi as the ultimate behind-the­scenes guide to LucasFilm.” Sci Fi magazine

“The genesis of the spinoff film is explored in the newly released The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Phil Szostak, which collects hundreds of pieces of concept art, sketches, and early computer renderings tracing the evolution of the film.” Yahoo!

“full of beautifully rendered images that either served as concept art or storyboards for the Star Wars anthology movie. “With over 200 pages of beautiful images and insights from the creative crew behind Solo, you’d be hard-pressed to find something more valuable outside a train car full of coaxium.” Syfy Wire

“Seeing art imagined for a film, whether it ended up being used or not, is an educational gift, a look into the process and genesis of locations and character development. It’s why “Art of” books are special” Nerdist

“Szostak has worked with the Star Wars art departments for nearly a decade. He explores the filmmakers’ visions and illuminates their creative process. The book features concept art, costume sketches, storyboards, and blueprints, and provides a deep dive into the development of the worlds, characters, and creatures – both old and new – of Solo.” IGN

“The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story, published by Abrams Books, offers unprecedented insight into the Lucasfilm art department’s concept work over the course of Solo’s production.” Gizmodo

“Author Phil Szostak worked directly with the team at Disney to uncover the most vital art and concept illustrations created in the lead-up to the film… The Art of Solo is just the latest in an entire series of lavish art books covering all of the modern Star Wars films. ” Polygon

“With The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story, written by Phil Szostak and published by Abrams Books, fans can explore the evolution of characters, settings, creatures, and technology. The story covers the artistic journey that led to the production of Solo through a collection of production paintings, sketches, concepts and matte paintings.” Starwars.com

“The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story offers unprecedented insight into the Lucasfilm art department’s concept work over the course of Solo’s production” Express.co.uk

“… presents a variety of concept art, sketches and matte paintings from the new Star Wars movie.”  SFX

“The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story is the definitive guide to the art of the film—and a must-have keepsake for fans.” Jedi News

Price £30.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 25 May 2018
Pages 256
Height 264mm
Width 287mm
Rights UK only
ISBN-13 9781419727450