Taking a Tour of The Vader Project

Bonnie Burton | May 24, 2007


(photo by Kristen DelValle)

Walking through The Vader Project exhibit at Celebration IV is like taking a stroll through a Darth Vader tribute done by the coolest lowbrow and urban artists on the planet. Frank Kozik, Paul Frank Sunich, Marc Ecko and Urban Medium (among numerous others) gave Darth Vader’s helmet a hipster makeover. As fans walk through the exhibit they can see the artist’s own unique style featured on each helmet. Whether it’s a Tiki-inspired design from Shag or a girlie 1940′s style pinup from Marc Ecko — it’s apparent each artist took time to pay special tribute to the headwear of the Sith.

Artist Mitch O’Connell
was easily persuaded to participate in the project. “When Dov Kelemer (curator of The Vader Project), sent me the list of everyone else that was involved, and if someone thinks I belong in that group of hot-shots, who am I to disagree? I just made it all happy with beautiful gals. Nothing says “M.O’C” more than that!”

To see O’Connell’s helmet and many others, see all of our photos of The Vader Project exhibit here.

For more information on The Vader Project, click here.

And be sure to check out The Vader Project profile here on Myspace.com.

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