Ralph McQuarrie's beautiful conceptual art not only sold the movie to 20th Century Fox execs
back in the day; but has been continually used in promotions and merchandising up to this moment.
McQuarrie's imagery is often more iconic than the actual film stills (despite the expected
changes in characters and designs) as it always recalls that essential magical aspect of
Star Wars - the promise of adventure and worlds never seen before, the promise of something...epic.
Ralph McQuarrie - June 13, 1929 - March 3, 2012