‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Will Have Its Own Art Book, Official Cover Revealed
Along with all the new toys and merchandise and books and comics (and…and…and…) hitting shelves in the months leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm has announced one more must-have item for serious fans of the famous galaxy far, far away. The studio is releasing an official book titled The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring concept art for the highly-anticipated new film.
The new book will hit shelves on December 18 to coincide with the release of The Force Awakens, which means you won’t have to worry about keeping yourself from peeking inside the book and potentially spoiling something before you even see the movie. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was written by Phil Szostak, and features concept and production art from the earliest meetings at Lucasfilm to J.J. Abrams’ unused designs.
Here is the full book cover:
And here’s an official description:
The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, written by Phil Szostak, is a portal that takes you from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of postproduction at Industrial Light & Magic. Arriving in stores on December 18, the same day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, it takes fans deep inside the evolution of the film. Exclusive interviews with the entire creative team also provide a detailed look at what it took to bring director J. J. Abrams’ vision to life, while the unused “blue sky” concept art offers glimpses into roads not traveled.
Bursting with hundreds of beautiful works of art that include production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will delight both Star Wars fans and film enthusiasts for years to come.
The unused “blue sky” concept art sounds particularly interesting, and should offer fans some exciting supplemental material to check out after watching the film.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will both arrive on December 18.