Obi-Wan Kenobi // JUNE 30, 2022
Check out the full poster collection and exclusive commentary from the artists themselves.
It is becoming a welcome tradition. Over the past few years, Lucasfilm and Disney have collaborated with the artists of posse poster to celebrate the release of new star wars tell stories, create beautiful posters for The Mandalorian and Boba Fett’s Book. The partnership continued for Obi Wan Kenobi – all episodes are now streaming on Disney+ – with a stunning array of artwork. Artwork ranges from Chelsea Lowe’s gritty western version to Scott Hopko’s haunting Darth Vader, all evoking moods and themes from the series. Each poster debuted first on official star wars social channels, and StarWars.com is thrilled to feature the entire series here, along with exclusive commentary from the artists.
“When I was asked to create a poster for Obi Wan Kenobi, I was so excited! I knew from the start that I wanted him to be the center of the poster – with a stern, determined look on his face. I was asked to incorporate Tatooine somehow, so I made sure to give the poster a warm, desert color palette. I also used textured and painterly brushes to really help capture the graininess of a desert atmosphere.
“star wars has been a constant in my life since I can remember. My late grandfather was always a huge fan and I fondly remember watching the movies with him during the summers I spent at my grandparents. The franchise is iconic, giving us the greatest good versus evil story of all time, and the greatest heroes and villains pop culture has ever seen. Not to mention that it is full of so many themes that are still relevant to our society. — chelsea lowe
“The key to hunting Jedi is patience; patience is also the strategy of this fifties fan of star wars originally from the Bronx, NYC! And have the opportunity to create the art for the second episode of Obi Wan Kenobi is a long-awaited honour. Portraying the Inquisitors in my style of vibrant electric lights and flares, while keeping them as an ominous galactic evil, has been an exciting reward for me. Especially since a majority of my vector art is characterized by modernist, colorful glows inspired by many years of watching the star wars!” — Orlando Arocena
“It was a joy to create art for Obi Wan Kenobi. I wanted my piece to capture the gloom of a galaxy where the Empire is taking over, but with some hope still in there. — Doaly
“I grew up watching star warscollection star wars toys and draw everything star warsso get to work on an official piece to Obi Wan Kenobi was truly a childhood dream come true. Obi Wan Kenobi was everything I expected and more. It hits all the right notes, igniting nostalgia while expanding a universe that never ceases to amaze. — Salvador Anguiano
“It was exciting to watch the long-awaited film Obi Wan Kenobi series and have the opportunity to create art for it. My works are inspired by the relationship between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan. Having been a star wars A lifelong fan, it has been a pleasure to create artwork featuring these two iconic and legendary characters, highlighting their fierce history. — Kaz Oomori
“I was seven years old when I first saw star wars in 1977. I was lucky enough to watch it three times in one day thanks to my Uncle John who was the projectionist at the Auburn Schine Theater in Auburn, New York. I watched each show wide-eyed from the balcony of this beautiful 1,500-seat art deco theater, and fell in love with the characters and the story of a galaxy far, far away.
“To be invited to illustrate Darth Vader seated on his throne in Mustafar is this seven-year-old’s dream come true. The theme of my illustration is “the light and dark side”, with the throne pointing to Vader’s ultimate redemption and ascension to the light side, while his feet are firmly planted on Mustafar. The triangle design represents power in the direction it points.
“For me, the Obi Wan Kenobi The series continues the great storytelling that George Lucas began in 1977.” — Scott Hopko
“From the first moment I saw A new hope when i was incredibly young i was always a huge star wars fan. The Falcon, lightsabers, the battle between light and dark – I was hooked. So when I was given the opportunity to create artwork for Obi Wan Kenobi, I jumped at the chance. The art depicts our lone warrior, searching the distance for answers to questions long buried in the past, as wind and sand flow around him. — Luke Butland
“My job was to show the relationship between Obi-Wan and Leia. I wanted to show peace and security, where the surrounding world has no influence on them, and Obi-Wan is like a good spirit watching over Leia. — Rafal Rola
Dan Brooks is a writer and editor at StarWars.com. He likes star wars, ELO and the New York Rangers, Jets, Yankees and Knicks. Follow him on Twitter @dan_brooks.
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