Hyper-realistic black pen dot artworks by Alessandro Paglia

Monday, 30 January, 2017

Artwork by Alessandro Paglia

Milan, Italy, based artist Alessandro Paglia renders all of his works, dot by dot, using a black ink pen. In an article published on BoredPanda, he said that some artworks take 250 hours to complete. That’s an endeavour requiring more than motivation, that requires commitment.

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And the title of Star Wars, Episode VIII, is…

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

The Last Jedi.

In order for balance to be restored to the galaxy permanently, both sides of the Force, light and dark, must be destroyed. That means doing away with the Jedi and the Sith. Hence the last Jedi.

That’s just my take. Otherwise, let the speculating as to the meaning of the title, begin.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is due for release in December.

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Epoch, a journey of epic proportions through the solar system

Wednesday, 18 January, 2017

Dim the lights, turn up the volume, and go into full screen mode for Epoch, a journey to the far reaches of the solar system.

By Ash Thorp, whose video NONE I linked to last October, and San Francisco based Danish art director and motion designer, Chris Bjerre.

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Star Wars Downunder, a fan made film by Michael Cox

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

It’s a fan made film, so I know you sometimes need to be in the right place, at the right time, to hear about these sorts of things, but I’m still not sure how I missed Star Wars Downunder. Made by filmmaker Michael Cox in 2013, “Downunder” brings a distinctly Australian taste, in the form of beer no less, to the popular sci-fi saga.

See the full film here, 30 minutes in length, or take a look at the trailer for a preview.

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Astray to the spacedge, a road trip in outer space

Friday, 23 December, 2016

A group of bikers go on a road trip with a difference… a short film by Paris based motion designer Morgan Matyjasik.

The question though, is this a short film, or a trailer?

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Rogue One, a new trailer, and a new hope for the Star Wars films?

Monday, 12 December, 2016

This is a red-letter week for fans of the Star Wars films, with the first of the Anthology series movies, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, opening on 15 December. I doubt I’ll be going to the one minute past midnight screenings that some cinemas are scheduling, but I’m sure I’ll have seen it by this time next week.

In what I hope is an encouraging sign, Star Wars creator George Lucas, has already seen the film (I wonder how you manage to do that?) and, according to Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, “really liked the movie“. This in contrast to his comments after seeing the J.J. Abrams directed The Force Awakens:

“I think the fans are going to love it. It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for.”

How circumspect is that? The Force Awakens wasn’t quite the film I’d hoped to see, and I think J.J. Abrams went a little too far with his penchant for rehashing earlier storylines. Whether Rogue One will be a good film, or a better one, remains to be seen, but there’s no harm in keeping our fingers crossed, and hoping for the best.

In the meantime, immerse yourself a in little more of the Star Wars hype, with another of the latest batch of Rogue One trailers.

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The second trailer for the next Star Wars film, Rogue One

Monday, 17 October, 2016

Not long to go now until the first Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One, opens in cinemas.

Just two months. I hope hope hope this will be good. The new trailer, released late last week, looks hopeful.

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Juan Ortiz’s vintage style posters for the original Star Trek TV show

Monday, 12 September, 2016

Vintage style Star Trek poster, by Juan Ortiz

Last Friday marked the fiftieth anniversary of the first television screening of Star Trek.

To commemorate the occasion, Juan Ortiz, an illustrator and designer, who has worked for Disney, and Warner Bros., has created eighty vintage style posters for each of the episodes from the show’s three series run. He has published all the designs in a book, Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz, but you see a selection of them at Creative Bloq.

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Albums covers from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away

Wednesday, 31 August, 2016

Album cover artwork by Steven Lear

More album cover designs influenced by Star Wars. This time a collection by London based freelance digital artist Steven Lear.

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A trailer for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story. Wait, is that even a thing?

Tuesday, 23 August, 2016

Even though it was introduced as a fan-made clip, as I watched I thought, no, this must be an official trailer, for a Star Wars Anthology, or spin-off, film about Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi. But, no, it is not official, it is a labour of love by Canadian filmmaker Rich Williamson, for a would-be film that might be titled Kenobi: A Star Wars Story.

I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if this went on to spawn an actual film. Or trilogy of films, a prospect that has been on the cards for sometime, from what I can gather. Ewan McGregor, who played Kenobi in the Prequel Trilogy films, is said to be interested in reprising his role, if production were to proceed.

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