Star Wars Essential Guide – Atlas

Project:  illustrated book

Client: Del Rey (Random House)

Date: 2009

“A long time ago in a galaxy far,far away……”

The iconic phrase which started the Star Wars phenomenon more than 40 years ago which was to become a worldwide marketing success. Followers of the movies neede guides, maps and encyclopedia to unravel the mysteries of this complex universe. The ‘Essential Atlas’ provided a base from which to explore this story in a visual manner.

The commission was to turn 75 strangely named planets into colourful, intriguing places. All the planets were produced in 3D to a high resolution utilising many interesting plug-ins to achieve some of the weird (but necessary) looks.