Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May the Fourth Be With You

There are several stories surrounding Star Wars Day and how May 4th became the official holiday for Star Wars fans around the world. Our favorite is the story of how George Lucas' quote was lost in translation during an interview for a German news channel.

No matter how you choose to celebrate, Star Wars fans can dig a bit deeper with Sculpting a Galaxy and Dressing a Galaxy.  


Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop features more than 300 full-color photographs and illustrations from the Lucasfilm archives, models from all six films, interviews, images and text with concept sculptors, an overview of the ILM model shop from 1976 through today and numerous gatefolds of the most loved models.

While the Star Wars saga is famous for its elaborate sets and for revolutionary visual effects, it also features some of the most unique and ornate costumes in modern film. In Dressing a Galaxy, the intricate and beautiful fashions that have appeared in all six Star Wars films are on display from military gear to royal gowns and the iconic garbs of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader. Every costume is brilliantly displayed in intimate detail, from preproduction sketches to the final creations. Actors, including Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson, provide commentary on their experiences during principal photography, while writer-director George Lucas and producer Rick McCallum contribute their thoughts on this exploration of Star Wars costume design.

May the Fourth Be With You!



  1. Yes, the very best time of year is back! I’m taking my R2D2 USB Toy to work on Friday (note that he makes R2D2 sounds) AND wearing Princess Leia buns! It should make for an interesting day.

  2. I love the idea of wearing Princess Leia buns in your hair. We have an ipod playing music in our office which is usually set to Random, which means R2D2 chimes in from time to time.