Monday, July 23, 2012

Retro Star Wars Propaganda Posters Urge You To Pitch In

From giantfreakinrobot, When you think of the intergalactic civil war in Star Wars one thing that most people rarely stop to consider is the recruiting aspect of the conflict. This is lengthy, protracted war, we’re taking about, one with multiple active battlefronts at any given time, and a number of theaters of combat. A variety of tactical elements need to be taken into consideration. You have to be prepared for a ground assault, as well as airborne combat. There are the thick forests of Endor, the frozen wastes of Hoth, the scorched deserts of Tatooine, and many, many more environments.

Taken together this means that you need people, lots of them, on both sides. It stands to reason that in the Star Wars universe there is a constant recruiting battle going on behind-the-scenes. Artist Cat Staggs has created a series of retro propaganda posters designed to lure potential soldiers into service.

See more examples here

1 comment:

Octopunk said...

These are fun but I must pull Geek Police on whoever wrote that blurb: the Empire drafted its soldiers. Biggs says so in the deleted scene where he tells Luke he's joining the Rebellion "before the Empire drafts me into service."

That AT-AT picture is boosted from a Ralph McQuarrie painting, which I know because JPX and I boosted it ourselves for some extremely unlicensed Empire Strikes Back coloring books we made once.