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Artist Ralph McQuarrie passed away on Saturday March 3rd at the age of 82. Ralph was an amazing artist that conceputalised many cult nerd movies such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. His most famous works have been amazing Star Wars images.

Here’s tribute to the artist that was posted on McQuarrie’s official website

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Ralph McQuarrie.

People say you should never meet your heroes. Ralph was the exception to that rule. We were all fans of his amazing art long before we were blessed with his friendship. But once you got to know Ralph it was impossible not to become a fan of Ralph the man.

Ralph was a very special person for many more reasons than his undeniable brilliance with a brush. He was an especially kind, sensitive, deep, modest, funny and fascinating gentleman. And as fine a role model as any one could have wished for.

His influence on design will be felt forever. There’s no doubt in our hearts that centuries from now amazing spaceships will soar, future cities will rise and someone, somewhere will say…

“that looks like something Ralph McQuarrie painted.”

His presence will be missed but we will always have his artwork to remember him by. Check the images below and enjoy

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This franchise holds a special place for me.. The first real geek movies I loved. The trilogy will always be a classic to me. Check out the awesome posters by Eric Tan

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“The key to good minimalistic design is to use as few shapes as possible, and make sure it’s rich in symbolism. No detail — not even the contrast between the colors used — is to be wasted. All of it must serve the purpose of conveying much with little.”

Check out more minimal posters, seems like we do them a lot, I love these, check out
Forever Geek for more posters.

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How Star Wars Changed The World

Posted: June 1, 2011 by weldedgrass in Advertising, Arts, Books, Comics, Design, Entertainment, Film, Gaming, Lifestyle, Merchandise, Music, Nerd Stuff, Photography, Random, Review, Technology, Television, Web
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Why do I love Star Wars so much? Here’s a good reason.

This infograph depicts how impactful this franchise and its makers have been since its conception. Made in 2005, by Wired writer, Michelle Deveraux, its a bit outdated but still the point comes across very well. Read it and see how amazing this franchise is and was and how many of its rivals owe a great thanks to it.

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