Star Wars Episode 7 official theatrical poster

Almost missed it. The movie's release is about two months out, and this is the one we'll be seeing everywhere until then. Interesting aside: It's not by Drew Struzan, but apparently designed by one Bryan Morton, working with other artists in Struzan's characteristic style.

Perhaps it's because it will be reconfigured a thousand different ways across media formats, such as the web banner below? I wouldn't blame Struzan, or anyone else, who just didn't want to engage with this sort of compositional process and the digital separations it would involve.

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Struzan has created at least one poster for the new movie, and I prefer it. Morton's isn't bad, though, especially by the cereal-box standards of modern movie poster design.

[Star Wars Official Site]