Star Wars Propaganda Posters Dare You To Choose Empire Or Rebellion

By David Wharton | 5 years ago

CircleWith the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer having broken the internet this past Friday, it’s safe to say that many people are more excited about Star Wars right now than they have been in years. After all the rumor and speculation in the two years since Disney purchased Lucasfilm and announced their intent to produce more Star Wars movies, the trailer finally gave us our first glimpse of what George Lucas’ universe will look like filtered through the brain of director J.J. Abrams. The trailer also suggests that the struggle between the theoretically victorious Rebel Alliance and the entrenched Imperial forces may take a lot longer to wrap up than we suspected during Return of the Jedi’s closing credits. So, if that battle is to continue, which side will you be rooting for, the Light Side or the Dark? Before you decide, maybe consider these stunning Star Wars propaganda posters by artist Russell Walks.

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Walks shared the art on his Tumblr, where he explained that they were created for a Topps’ Star Wars: Chrome Perspectives trading card series and for the recently released Imperial Handbook, which you can purchase on Amazon. I absolutely love these posters, because not only does the style perfectly suit the subject matter, but Walks has taken the extra time of really thinking about the content and wording of each, even working in direct quotes from the films, repurposed as propaganda slogans. I also like that he gives both sides of the conflict more or less equal time. I could wallpaper my house with these things and die a happy man. Check out tons more below.

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