More Star Wars, via The Poster Boys

 In Design, Film

Last week I gathered up all of the posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And this week, I’m very excited because one of my favorite podcasts, The Poster Boys, takes it waaaaay further, looking back at Star Wars art from the very beginning.

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If you’re a designer and you’re not listening to The Poster Boys, you should start. It’s a monthly show hosted by two fantastic indie film designers, Sam Smith and Brandon Schaefer—you’ve surely seen their work if you are a fan of The Criterion Collection or the indie film world. The podcast takes their vast knowledge of design and breaks down topics like Saul Bass, Penguin Books, and, this month, Star Wars.

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At almost two hours, this latest episode digs deep into the art of Star Wars from the very first image in 1976, to the latest posters from this year. They look at the evolution of the franchise’s logotype, too, which has changed a lot more than I realized. It’s super informative and a lot of fun, whether you’re a designer or not. If you love Star Wars, you’ll want to check it out. You can listen below, or head over to the show’s Tumblr site, where you can also get show notes and see a lot of the artwork they discuss. Subscribe on iTunes, too, to make sure you don’t miss an episode.

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