Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! Now it’s time to spend some money on stuff you don’t need.
Bottleneck Gallery has released a big batch of new Star Wars posters by artists Pablo Olivera, Bartosz Kosowski, Lawrence Noble, and Marko Manev. Some of the focus on the original Star Wars trilogy while others dig into the second season of The Mandalorian. But that’s not all.
Artist Scott C. has also debuted a Star Wars collection of his signature Great Showdowns watercolor prints inspired by A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and the first season The Mandalorian. Meanwhile, Mondo also has a detailed new print by artist Mike Sutfin that’s inspired by a certain wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Bottleneck Gallery Star Wars Day 2021 Posters
Pablo Olivera’s first print from The Mandalorian is inspired by the second season premiere, which sees the bounty hunter teaming up with a bunch of Tusken Raiders to deal with a nasty krayt dragon. Inspired by many westerns that came before it, Mando rides a bantha as a trusty steed instead of a traditional horse.
Also inspired by the second season of The Mandalorian, Pablo Olivera has given Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano the spotlight. In the print, she’s pictured on one of the village rooftops, leaping away from those who would blast her out of the sky.
The Child takes the spotlight in this print series from artist Bartosz Kowsowski. What it lacks in color it makes up for with detail and just being adorable. Just look at those shiny eyes!
Lawrence Noble chose to focus on a few iconic images from The Empire Strikes Back. In what almost feels like a propaganda poster, Darth Vader is reaching for Luke Skywalker as he escapes his downed snowspeeder just before it’s stomped on by an AT-AT.
For the last print from Bottleneck Gallery, Mark Manev delivers two different sets for the original trilogy. Each poster features the primary villains of each movie up top and Luke Skywalker at the bottom in three of the character’s most memorable moments.
You can get your hands on all of these prints starting today, May 4, at 12:00 P.M. ET at the Bottleneck Gallery shop.
Mondo’s Star Wars Day 2021 Print
Mondo had artist Mike Sutfin create this print inspired by A New Hope. Sutfin said of his print:
“Faced with the vastness of the Star Wars universe, and the fact the material within had been covered to the point of redundancy, I felt an immense responsibility to bring something different. I began considering the visual origins of Star Wars and the concept paintings created by legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie. Many of his preproduction designs were not specific to the plot, but they introduced a unique environment to set the tone and invite curiosity. Going forward with that mindset, I began sketching out a poster not based within the frames of the completed film, but from an imaginary page that fell from Lucas’ notebook, or from a yet-to-be revealed extended scene.”
All versions of “We Must Be Cautious” will be available on The Drop at 11:00 A.M. CT.
Scott C. Star Wars Day 2021 Prints
— Scott C. (@scottlava) May 3, 2021
Finally, Scott C. has five different additions to his ever-growing Great Showdowns water color collection.
The new showdown from A New Hope has Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker with R2-D2 and C-3PO sitting in the landspeeder as they get interrogated by a squad of Stormtroopers. Meanwhile, the prints for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi feature Han Solo and Luke Skywalker dealing with a couple signature creatures. The Force Awakens gets a new entry into the Great Showdown line-up with Rey and Finn facing Kylo Ren. And finally, The Mandalorian has Din Djarin holding the Razor Crest’s joystick knob as he stands across from a cute little Grogu.
All of Scott C.’s Star Wars Day prints will be on sale at his shop for 48 hours starting at 10:00 A.M. ET on May 4.
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