“May The Force Be with You”
A rare poster, an original unrestored 1977 original year of release “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” Style C, UK Quad featuring Chantrell’s much loved artwork. This is the scarce “Pre-Awards Version”, full bleed with uninterrupted artwork. When George Lucas & the Studio Executives realised just how successful this movie was likely to become their marketing strategy had to be re-assessed. The original Jung & Hildebrand posters although iconic & artistic where not really that commercial in terms of characterisation. Tom Chantrell was drafted & in & produced this new ‘all-action’ imagery, bolder, brighter looking poster. Luke, Leia & Han Solo all bear an incredible likeness to their screen counterparts & the Star Wars merchandising phenomena was born. Easily the most recognisable of all the Star Wars posters it is this design that has become synonymous with the franchise and is extremely sought after by the vast legions of collectors & fans. This exceptional investment grade example is one the best condition Style C ‘Pre-Oscar’ quads I have ever had the pleasure to offer for sale. Folded (as issued) this beautiful unrestored original condition poster presents superbly with only the very minimal of age wear (no pinholes, tears, paper loss) and colours that are unfaded, incredibly fresh and vibrant. A hugely desirable piece of original Star Wars movie memorabilia from what has become one of the most collectable and popular modern movie franchises.
UK Quad / (30″ x 40″) / Single Sided / Printed in England by W.E.Berry Ltd. Bradford
UK (Great Britain)
Near mint minus – Very fine plus / originally folded (as issued)
Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Harrison Ford, Keith Prowse, Kenny Baker, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew