Posts tagged: Topps
This one went unused. The other TWENTY Star Wars Propaganda images I created for Topps will be out this Spring.
I can’t wait for you to see them.
Star Wars Racing for Topps: Landspeeder
Russell Walks says that this 60’s themed piece reminds him of the type of advertisement that might hang on the wall of Fixer’s garage in Anchorhead, pointing out that the two circles represent the twin suns of Tatooine, and that the 1:42.08 in the image’s lower right is a tip of the hat to one of George Lucas’s student films.
“1:42.08: A Man and His Car is about a guy trying to qualify his Lotus for a race. Although Lucas shot it for school, and although it has no dialog (just the sound of the car’s engine), it’s still fun to watch. I only recently discovered it, and I thought it might be cool to give it a nod in this piece, which I really tried to give a sort of mid-sixties, European vibe.”
Star Wars Racing for Topps: X-Wing
"I was originally shooting for a seventies, Motor Trend magazine cover feeling here, using reference of Luke in his pilot’s helmet, which has always reminded me of a Formula One racing helmet. I struggled with some compositional issues for awhile before finally realizing that my problem was Luke,” says artist Russell Walks.
“Each of the other pieces in the series focused on the vehicle, rather than the character, and it occurred to me that it might make sense to drop Luke and simply concentrate on that awesome helmet.”
The result is on this side. While Walks liked this image, he felt it didn’t fit with the other cards he’d already created - Hence his next (the third, for those of you counting), much simpler attempt, which drops both the helmet and the seventies theme, and, to his eye at least, belongs with the other cards in the series.