Archive for ‘Creativity’



Death Star Birthday Cake

Bonnie Burton | January 3, 2011

I don’t know how we missed blogging this awesome cake from last November, but here it is in all its Death Star glory. The attention to detail is most impressive!

The cake was made by Cakeadelic — a home-based cake making business in Berkshire, UK that specializes in wedding cakes & cupcakes. Cake Designer Fiona, created the first Death Star for her 4 year old son, and since displaying it on her website says that its more often 40-year-olds who ask for it!

Read more about the cake here:
World’s Greatest Death Star Cake – via Between the Pages blog

Jedi Starfighter Bed

StarWars.com Team | December 20, 2010

Sweet dreams are yours in this impressive Jedi Starfighter Bed!

More info here:
Deep Space Fighter Bed and Galaxy Mural

Yoda Christmas Cake

Bonnie Burton | December 20, 2010

Check out this awesome Force-tastic Star Wars Christmas cake made by Tara from Cloud Nine Confections in North Vancouver, BC.

My favorite thing about this cake is Yoda. In Star Wars, Yoda is always shown as being very old. I love the image of Yoda as a kid, standing by his Christmas Tree, waiting impatiently for Santa Claus. I almost feel sorry for Santa! He better give Yoda everything he asked for or Yoda has a present (aka his lightsaber) ready for Santa.

Read more about this awesome cake here:
Between the Edges

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SOURCE: TheForce.Net

Mondo Star Wars Prints by Olly Moss

StarWars.com Team | December 19, 2010


“Return of the Jedi” print by Olly Moss

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints are VERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!

Here’s the most recent print Original Trilogy Prints by Olly Moss — 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Each has an edition of 400. These prints go on sale Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.

Olly Moss tells Wired:

“It was so intimidating! There is such a wealth of great Star Wars art out there already, from paid professionals and from enthusiastic fans. I suppose my main aim was to make a set of Star Wars posters that were a little different from what people are used to seeing from the franchise, but still retained that essential Star Wars feel. I started by re-watching the original movies with a sketchbook on my lap, and just sort of went from there.”


“Star Wars” print by Olly Moss


“The Empire Strikes Back” print by Olly Moss

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Giant Snow R2-D2!

StarWars.com Team | December 14, 2010

This may be the coolest snow-astromech ever built.
Well done, young padawan.

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SOURCE: Syracuse.com

Mondo Bantha Print

StarWars.com Team | December 13, 2010


“Ten Banthas” by Jay Ryan.

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints are VERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!

Here’s the most recent print “Ten Banthas” by Jay Ryan — 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 175. This print goes on sale Tues, Dec. 14, 2010.

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Star Wars Family Portraits

StarWars.com Team | December 9, 2010

These unusual family portraits of Star Wars characters by artist Steven Quinn make us wish we were invited to their holiday gatherings. Check out more of Quinn’s art here.

Mondo “Sanctuary Moon” Print

StarWars.com Team | December 9, 2010


“Sanctuary Moon” by Daniel Danger.

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints are VERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!

Here’s the most recent print “Sanctuary Moon” by Daniel Danger — 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 230. This print goes on sale Fri., Dec. 10, 2010.

Artist Daniel Danger says of the print:

I grew up on Ewoks, not Star Wars. That’s a very odd statement to say, but until I was maybe eleven, I had no idea Ewoks were even related to Star Wars; the connection was just never made. Chalk that up to the fact that the majority of my TV entertainment consisted of things taped off television on VHS.

So I didn’t have Empire, I had Battle For Endor because NBC aired it, Mcdonalds commercials and all (“the hot stays hot and the cool stays cool”). My brother was the true enthusiast, his stock primary stuffed animals as a kid was Wicket and Paploo (he still has them at age 30), and they were worn into oblivion.

For the sake of trivia, I named my primary stuffed bear a descriptive phrase: “brown softy,” but it was not space related. But needless to say, there were a lot of cardboard spaceships and tree forts at our house. Little did seven year old me know there were a lot of other plots we could have pretended our way through. No regrets. Either way, when asked to do this print for Mondo, my decision was already made.

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Star Wars Paper Snowflakes

Bonnie Burton | December 3, 2010

Just in time for the holiday, now you can make your own Star Wars paper snowflakes thanks to this fan’s awesome wife who made them.

My wife is a genius. She made these little beauties while making paper snowflakes with the kids. She saw our son Ethan making one that somewhat looked like a stormtrooper. She then ran with the idea and made these masterpieces. The top one is Boba Fett and a Clone Trooper. The bottom is obviously Darth Vader. Notice the nice touch with the Galactic Empire logo in the middle.

Get instructions on how to make your own here.


Sithbot Vinyl Toy Art by Nathan Hamill

Bonnie Burton | December 2, 2010

Artist and urban vinyl designer Nathan Hamill recently made this one-of-a-kind tribute to Darth Vader with custom art piece called “Sithbot.”

Nathan writes:

This is Sithbot, my piece for the Sketchbot Custom Show at Munky King. The show runs until Christmas Eve so if you’re in LA, go check it out! It’s an incredible show!

Check out the rest of the customs from the show here.

We chatted with Nathan about his one-of-a-kind Sithbot!

How did you come up with the idea for SithBot? Why did you want to pay tribute to Darth Vader?

Still on a Star War kick from The Empire Strikes Back 30th I guess. And the ‘bot’ part lent nicely to Vader. The subjects just seemed to fit nicely together.

What is the SketchBot show all about?

It’s the second custom Sketchbot show, curated by the creator, Steve Talkowski. I went a few weeks back and it was incredible.
It’s easily one of the best shows I’ve been to. It runs until the end of December so if you’re in LA, go take a look.

Your urban vinyl art is incredibly cool, what made you decide to delve into that art genre?

Toys and art were both huge parts of my childhood and continued to be into my teens (and beyond). I became a huge fan of Frank Kozik’s silkscreen poster art in the early ’90s. He had a huge influence on my work at the time. But then it was seeing artists like Kozik, Pete Fowler, and Gary Baseman’s work being represented in toy form that really made me appreciate and love the world of designer toys. Last year, someone at U1 Toy Arts, who I’d worked with at a toy store years before, approached me about releasing a vinyl figure. Boris was born out of that. I’ve been keeping busy since…

When it comes to Star Wars art, which do you prefer doing tradition art prints or urban vinyl customs?

I’ve only done a couple Star Wars customs but I’ve been drawing 2-D Star Wars art for quite some time so I’ll have to go with the prints. However, I’d like to tackle a large custom. 20″ Dunny Tauntuan!

Where can fans see your work next? What are you working on now?

Just this week I added a couple new resin figures to my online store and am currently working with 3DRetro on a vinyl based on a new character to be released next year. Stay tuned!

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Also check out another custom Star Wars-themed art piece called “Super Sabacc Challenge” by Nathan Hamill

See more of Nathan’s work on his blog here.