May 4th is Star Wars day, because geeks love puns and, you know, May the Fourth be with you!
So, in honor of Star Wars day I’ve put together a list of cool Star Wars inspired stuff from around the web. It’s kind of random, but all of it is cool, and if you love Star Wars I’m sure you’ll find at least a few of these interesting.
Some of these are older than others, but hopefully there’s a few things on here you haven’t seen before, and if not, take a walk down memory lane and peruse it again. Enjoy!
The absolutely cutest alphabet of characters from a galaxy far, far away. Perfect for decorating the room of any young geeks in training.
Some are obvious, L is for Luke and Leia, V is for Vader, Y is for Yoda, but there’s a few in there that you might not have thought of off the top of your head unless you’ve read the books. In any case, all are adorable, and the drawings are great.
One of the best things ever, Star Wars Uncut is a fan version of the original film, with a twist. The movie was broken down into 15-second clips, and fans could lay claim to whichever section they wanted, and then produce that segment in any style they wanted. Some filmed their pieces as live action, some animated them, some used stop motion, and there are many, many creative little gems in here. All are different.
After all the mini-scenes were claimed, shot, and turned back in, they were stitched back together into one (semi)cohesive whole.
Some of the bits are funny, some are epic, some are lame, but the combination is nothing short of awesome.
This one is exactly what is sounds like. An artist decided to sketch what he envisioned would have been Dr. Seuss’ take on the famous story. Complete with artwork and rhyming poems in the tradition of Theodor Seuss Geisel himself, this homage is both funny and inspiring all at the same time.
“I sense a presense
which I know be
the old Jedi,
I sense his presence,
I know he’s near,
but I can’t find him
there or here!
If he is here
I’ll find him later”
and he grumbled off,
that Darthly Vader.
A stunning series of Star Wars character portraits done by DeviantArt artist Jessica Finson that are so well done, you don’t realize at first glance that they are vector art images. The time consuming, arduous process speaks volumes of the artist’s talent.
For anyone and everyone who ever wanted their own Han Solo frozen in carbonite to hang on their wall like Jabba the Hutt, then thought, “Hey, what if that was made out of chocolate instead?”
A normal candy bar will never satisfy you again.
Star Wars Condoms (No really)
Milan designer Benedetto Papi created a series of conceptual Star Wars condom wrappers, each with the picture of a character’s face and a movie quote on it that applies equally to sex. It’s tongue in cheek of course, but definitely clever.
A collection of famous Star Wars characters redesigned by DeviantArt artist Xander made into such cute little adorable characters you’d think it was a children’s film, and not a sci-fi classic of epic proportions.
As an aside, I would totally buy a children’s book made with these illustrations and read it to my kids if they would ever make one.
A little creepy perhaps, but this series of Star Wars portraits by Jeff Hulligan features a character’s head blended with that of a skull. It may seem a bit dark, and it is, but the artwork is beautiful and the concept is both original and creative, so I felt it should be included on the list. Well done.
A graphic designer named Anthony Herrera decided to insert Ewoks into the background of some of his family’s vacation photos from Sequoia National Park after having told his kids that it was where they (the Ewoks) lived. We guess he said this because he was referencing that this was where they filmed the Endor scenes in the movie Return of the Jedi.
After his daughter didn’t find any Ewoks on the vacation – and apparently she looked – Herrera explained that they’re shy and people don’t usually see them, but then made these little Photoshop additions to their vacation pictures, to the delight of his children, who now believe the little Ewoks were watching them secretly throughout their vacation.
The dad stated: “I’m a little wrong for lying to her and falsifying the pictures, but I don’t care. She’ll never forget the time she spent in the big woods with Ewoks.”
We agree. It’s not really any different then telling children about Santa or the Easter Bunny, and when this girl gets older she’s just going to realize how much her dad loved her and tried to make her feel special, which he did.
That’s my round-up for this year’s May 4th – but of course there’s tons of other great Star Wars stuff out there.
What are some of your favorites? Feel free to share in the comments!