SR Pick: Cool Minimalist Star Wars Travel Posters

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2010 at 9:52 am,

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I must be the offbeat movie posters guy here at Screen Rant. A couple of weeks ago, I shared some pretty cool minimalist style posters based on the works of director Quentin Tarantino. Today, I’m sharing some equally cool posters inspired by Star Wars.

Coming our way via Collider, these posters, created by artist Justin Van Gendersen, re-imagine the various planets of the Star Wars universe as travel destinations. Offering sleek minimalist designs against a distressed-looking background, the travel posters span the galaxy from Tatooine all the way to the Dagobah system.

Scroll down to check out all five of the Star Wars posters. For more of Justin’s work, including a pretty cool Tron Legacy poster, check out his Flickr Page.

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While I don’t enjoy these as much as I liked the Tarantino posters, I definitely still think they’re cool and I wouldn’t mind hanging one on my wall. My personal favorite is the Hoth System. What can I say? I’m a sucker for groups of slanted lines.

Hopefully, the artist sees the positive feedback his posters are getting around the web and decides to revisit the Star Wars universe again. If he does, I have an idea. Instead of making posters for the planets of the Star Wars universe, why not make posters for the various businesses of Star Wars. Wouldn’t a vintage-style poster for the Mos Eisley Cantina be awesome? He could do one for Tosche Station too — “Now with Power Converters.”

Do you like these posters? What do you think of my businesses of Star Wars idea? Do you have any of your own ideas for a cool set of reimagined movie posters?

Source: Justin Van Gendersen via Collider

TAGS: sr picks, star wars

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  1. I like.

  2. Those posters are incredible!

  3. i want these!! my favorite one is the tatooine poster.

  4. Sorry Rob, I'm gonna have to be the Grinch again on these. There's some good work on his Flickr page and I do like the Tron Legacy poster, but the question you have to continually ask with any graphic design is WHY? Why that typeface? Why that composition? Why those colours, those filters, that Art Deco style? I know they're only a bit of fun, but based on those images would you actually want to visit any of these places?? If his intention was to evoke the feel of a 1930s travel poster then why the drab colours, for a start? Or is he just pushing recognition buttons randomly in the viewer's head? OR (surely not) are geometric shapes just a doddle to produce with Illustrator/whatever software package he's using? That fourth one down, for example: remove the words “The Dagobah System” and replace them with “The Death Star” and I guarantee you'd still get people oohing and aahing about how clever it is.

    The guy seriously needs to look at his letterspacing as well. The first H of “HOTH”, the As of “DAGOBAH” and the TAT of “TATOOINE” are all over the place.

    I'm more keen on your idea of posters for the Star Wars businesses. “Mustafar Metals: They're Quite Good”, or to quote Peter Serafinowicz doing his Ben Kenobi impression: “Mos Eisley Spaceport. It's a f***ing s***hole.”

  5. I like.

  6. Those posters are incredible!

  7. i want these!! my favorite one is the tatooine poster.

  8. Sorry Rob, I'm gonna have to be the Grinch again on these. There's some good work on his Flickr page and I do like the Tron Legacy poster, but the question you have to continually ask with any graphic design is WHY? Why that typeface? Why that composition? Why those colours, those filters, that Art Deco style? I know they're only a bit of fun, but based on those images would you actually want to visit any of these places?? If his intention was to evoke the feel of a 1930s travel poster then why the drab colours, for a start? Or is he just pushing recognition buttons randomly in the viewer's head? OR (surely not) are geometric shapes just a doddle to produce with Illustrator/whatever software package he's using? That fourth one down, for example: remove the words “The Dagobah System” and replace them with “The Death Star” and I guarantee you'd still get people oohing and aahing about how clever it is.

    The guy seriously needs to look at his letterspacing as well. The first H of “HOTH”, the As of “DAGOBAH” and the TAT of “TATOOINE” are all over the place.

    I'm more keen on your idea of posters for the Star Wars businesses. “Mustafar Metals: They're Quite Good”, or to quote Peter Serafinowicz doing his Ben Kenobi impression: “Mos Eisley Spaceport. It's a f***ing s***hole.”

  9. Those would look nice framed and hanging on my wall ;)

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