Recent additions to the collection.

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A long time ago in a Sequel colour

Again, it has been some time since my last entry onto this site. The UK has only recently come out of lockdown, the weather has not quite warmed up yet and people are still only allowed to meet outside in small groups.

I have been spending my time updating and sharing to the Facebook Star Wars Places page, which has some interesting stories about the filming of the TV series Andor. The filming of which has been taking place over multiple real world locations in the UK. Hopefully more to follow on that one.

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Today however, I am going to highlight a couple of purchases.

I really enjoy delving into the making of Star Wars and the behind the scenes work done by many talented people working extremely hard to bring ideas to life.

The first is The Art of The Mandalorian season 1.

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The book is written by Phil Szostak and has a forward by Doug Chiang.

It has 256 pages packed full of sketches & digital art from many incredible artist like Brian Maytas, Nick Gindraux and Erik Tiemens, to name but a few.

This book is packed with images from the fantastic Disney+ show and showcases the creative work that goes into making a galaxy Far, far away come to life.

It is an amazing addition to my collection and I will be constantly going back to this to look again and again.

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Published by Abrams and is on sale now.

The second is The Art of Galxy’s Edge, written by Amy Ratcliffe with a forward by Scott Trowbridge, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive.

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This book again has 256 pages and covers the concepts that went into bringing to life the planet of Batuu and the Black Spire outpost.

I am a fan of architectural design and just love all the marketplace drawings that so cleverly evoke far off lands in distant galaxy’s that somehow are grounded in places we know. Bringing ideas from existing Star Wars reference to real world locations in Morocco and Turkey and adding the Star Wars twist. Not only are there structures but characters, clothing and droids to view in the book. Ric Lim & Khang Le stand out for me in this book.

I am not sure I will ever get to visit Galaxy’s Edge in person, so this book is the next best thing to take me to places on other planets.

Another great addition to my collection of art books from the Star Wars universe.

Both books are a must buy for the budding artist or fan of design.

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Published by Abrams and is on sale now.

All images are subject to copyrights from Abrams / Disney / Lucasfilm.