Wednesday, March 21, 2012

RIP Ralph McQuarrie

Rest in Peace Ralph.
June 13, 1929 – March 3, 2012
One of the greatest and most influential designers of all time.

I've always been intrigued by the idea of the 'supercommando' stormtrooper, which later became Boba Fett. And Vader originally being sketched and written as a bounty hunter before ending up as the dark knight character. But neither is more fascinating than seeing paintings of stormtroopers with 'laser swords' and shields. Here's to you Ralph.

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