Star Wars Posters That Don’t Suck

Star WarsWhy does it seem like Star Wars was a cool sci-fi adventure movie series back in the day, and now they all seem to lick Uranus? The first three were OK: Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). But the patented crap that followed – The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), Revenge of the Sith (2005), and that blatant bid to squeeze more space dollars out of SW fans by re-releasing the original Star Wars with added computer effects as A New Hope (1997), were not much more than Bantha fodder. (A New Hope – more like A New Revenue Stream.)

Somewhere between the Wookie gettin’ some nookie and the ending credits, the good vs. bad/hope vs. no hope message was lost amid a sea of special effects so pricey, the budget alone could’ve fed the entire planet of Alderaan for a year, or at least given a raise to all those minimum-wage Stormtroopers on the previously functioning Death Star.

The Empire Strikes BackAnd still, according to Wookipedia, uh, Wikipedia™, “the overall box office revenue generated by the six Star Wars films has totalled approximately $4.27 billion, making it the third-highest-grossing film series, behind only the James Bond and Harry Potter films.” So either I’m right and one billion people are wrong, or maybe Star Wars isn’t the pile of Tauntaun turds I’m making the series out to be.

Supporting the case for the opposing view point comes in the form of three brilliantly designed Star Wars posters, as conceived by artist Olly Moss. Illustrating the first three movies (which I already admitted were kinda cool), these 24” x 36” screen prints are hand-numbered and limited to a print run of 400. Here’s the harder rub: only ONE poster is being made available per person/house/address. [Insert anguished Wookie gargle here].

Return of the JediTo make it more fair than the Empire’s retaliation attack on the ice planet Hoth, each $50 print is up for grabs on December 20, 2010 at a random time. That’s pretty clever, as it means the playing field has been leveled between The Force and the Dark Side. In other words, no relying on Jedi mind tricks for you, pal.

So where do you go to get in on the conflict? Fire up your Millennium Ford Falcon or Landspeeder and click on over to artist collective site, Mondo (sounds like a Mos Eisley Cantina character). If you’re not enabled with hyperdrive, click HERE. And may the Force be with you. (Yeah, that was totally dumb, but what else was I gonna say?)

P.S. I still think Attack of the Sith sucked Ewok droppings.

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