Cory Doctorow at 5:17 pm Thu, Jul 19, 2012
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Cat Staggs (Gattadonna on DeviantArt) has a series of fab limited edition Star Wars wartime recruiting posters, to be offered for sale at the Star Wars Celebration show in Orlando this August. Here's the latest.
The Guns of Endor! Star Wars CVI print
(via Super Punch)
This strikes me as much more Starship Trooper-esques, than Star Wars. Now let’s go stomp some bugs!
Mashups ensure netizenship.
Cat is awesome. She even drew me into her piece for the Womanthology collection.
Why would the Alliance need recruiting posters post-Endor?
Endor wasn’t the end of the Empire, just the end of the Emperor and Vader. There were plenty of others, like Adm. Thrawn, who stepped in to seize power.
Like the Romans the Galactic Empire broke up in to Imperial Remnants, some bigger than others, and eventually changed into different forms.
The ‘latest’ point of the Star Wars universe (so far) depicted is the Legacy of The Force comics which has a good Emperor fighting the Sith.
Aurebesh, Aurebesh, Aurebesh.
The red squadron poster lies. He learned those skills on Tatoinne and on route to Red Squad.
Funny how times have changed. When Star Wars first came out, the imperial regular army recruitment posters might have emphasised learning useful skills and all the exotic foreign planet travel. Retro-retro probably wouldn’t’ve had so much of the designer mayhem.
Why would the rebels have recruiting posters? Seems like they would be recruiting a little more on the down-low.
Rebels all over the world use recruiting posters. That’s one of the primary uses of posters on Earth.
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The Library of America is publishing a two volume treasure of science fiction next September 27, in which great contemporary science fiction writers introduce classics of the field from the 1950s.
Enokson on Flickr has collected a beautiful gallery of dozens of 1960s library posters, each more delightful than the last. Alas, they're only at a medium resolution.
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