STAR WARS PROPAGANDA - A HISTORY OF PERSUASIVE ART IN THE GALAXY BY PABLO HIDALGO

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Star Wars Propaganda : A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy A long-long time ago, in a Californian suburb far-far away, there lived a Star Wars fanboy from San Francisco called Pablo Hidalgo. Mister Pablo, as most of his friends called him, was a really amazing writer, and of course, loved to write about anything related to his beloved Star Wars. So much so, in fact, that in the year 2000 he managed to join George Lucas's production company, Lucasfilm, first as a head writer on the official Star Wars website, before becoming a creative executive behind story development. During his time there he's also written and co-written several authoritative Star Wars reference books, which includes: 'Star Wars: Year by Year', 'Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion', 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens - The Visual Dictionary', as well as guide-books for other brands such as G.I. Joe and Transformers. Now, now he's written another book about Star Wars. He's written...


Star Wars Propaganda : A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy


Essentially this hardback compendium is an 'imaginative history' that features striking full-color artwork which examines the persuasive messages used to intimidate and inspire the citizens of a galaxy, far, far away. Using his accumulative knowledge and know-how, Pablo has been able to showcase these images beautifully, one by one, and in varying styles, ranging from art deco, pop-art, kitch, and goth, ordering them in such a way that they can chronologically recount the history behind every illustration shown. Fully authorized by both Disney and Lucasfilm, 'Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy', features fifty pieces of brand new artwork that boasts lavish designs, with each design accompanied by Hidalgo’s commentary, telling us the in-world story behind every single picture, such as the artists who created them, where they appeared, why certain planets were targeted for propaganda, and much-much more. 

Mostly written from the perspective of the individual characters who populate the Star Wars universe, this 112 page book is cleverly divided into chapters that trace the order of the shifting tides of politics and public opinion across the stars. Chapter titles include names that recount The Last Era of Peace, A Galaxy Divided, The Clone Wars, Building the Empire, Rise of the Rebellion, and The Next Great War. It's also packaged in a beautifully designed case and includes ten collectible posters that are frame-ready, tidily inserted within the cover, which I'm sure will appeal to any fans of the iconic franchise. Here, check this out (click to enlarge)...


You're Our Only Hope  Aliens Unite


Deliver Us From Jedi Evil Rebels Are Terrorists Never Forget Alderan


Imperial Domination Vote Leia Loose Lips


'Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy' is a 112 page full-color illustrative hardback created by the main man himself, Pablo Hidalgo. Please feel free to pick up a copy via the links provided. I did, and I wasn't disappointed at all. Just like my mate, Chad, Chad Vader...




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