‘Star Wars’ Designs: May the Fourth Be With You!

Today is a very special day for “Star Wars” fanatics – May 4 translates to “May the Fourth be with you!” In honor of Star Wars Day, I searched around for creative takes on the iconic characters and catchphrases, and I found that design skill is strong in these graphic artists.

The “Star Wars” series has become so ubiquitous that a number of the designs below are mashups with samurai, religion, propaganda and various genres of pop culture, including anime, ’80s movies and comic books. I don’t think it’s an accident that lots of creative types are also obsessed with “Star Wars” – take a note of the number of designs compiled here that combine typography and other graphic elements.

I’ve got a good feeling about this compilation of “Star Wars” design – yes, it’s the fan art you’re looking for.

Artwork by Harshness.

Illustration by Joe Corroney.

Artwork by Lobulo Design.

Artwork by Mike Vasquez.

Imperial Forces wallpaper by Super7.

Poster design by Erwin Haya and printed here at PsPrint.

Artwork by Mike Mitchell.

“A Boy and His Dog” by Hillary White.

“The Lord,” mashup of “Star Wars” and “The Last Samurai,” by Michael Rogers.

“The Force of Typography” series by H-57.

“Reservoir Troopers” by RYCA.

“Cool Hand Luke” by Matt Ranzetta.

“Star Wars Galaxy” series by Justin Van Genderen of 2046 Design.

Design by Andy Helms.

“Old Timey Star Wars” series by Nick Agin.

Alphabet by Fabian Gonzalez.

Design by Jan Skácelík.

Design by Keith Bogan.

Typography design by Vladislav Poliakov.

Design by Szoki.

Design by Cliff Chiang.

Design by The Octopus Tree House.

Design by Mis Nopales Art.

Design by M Kungl.

Typography design by Jerod Gibson.

Scratchboard print by Matt Mulford.

Design by Olly Moss.

Artwork by Blair Sayer.

About the Author:

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Pinterest presence. She also guest blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.


6 Responses to ‘Star Wars’ Designs: May the Fourth Be With You!

  1. Paul Smith May 4, 2012 at 8:38 am #


  2. Sonia Mansfield May 4, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    It should surprise no one to learn that this is my favorite blog post ever. Awesome job, Jennifer!

  3. ajpursell May 4, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    I’m noticing a lack of the “new” trilogy, and a lot of Empire.

    Think I need the alphabet one for my son’s room.

  4. Mike May 4, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Here’s another awesome piece of Darth Vader —

  5. Mike May 4, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    ^^ oops, here’s the link — http://society6.com/jtabije/Darth-Vader-CO0_Print

  6. Jennifer Moline May 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    That’s nifty, Mike!

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