Wedding cakes are always special, but there’s something extra-cool about a Star Wars wedding cake.
Que la fuerza os acompane! May the Force Be With You!
Read more about this cake here.
If you love Gonk the Power Droid, and dig artists like Jeff Soto, and collect Star Wars art — you’re in luck! Well, you were in luck. This awesome print called “Scrap Yard Power Droid” by Jeff Soto is a hand-numbered 24″ x 36″ screen print; printed by D&L Screen Printing; and limited to 350. And SOLD OUT! Doh!
But don’t worry, more awesome Star Wars prints from Mondo are on the way!
Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael writes:
Mondo is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Lucasfilm LTD for a completely licensed and official Star Wars poster series. We have been secretly working on this for over a year, but we are finally ready to unveil the first in a series of original, limited-edition screen-printed posters.
First up in the series is Jeff Soto with a GNK Power Droid or, as he is known to most people, Gonk.
The print is now sold out! Thanks to everyone who ordered one. We are very excited about this new series. This is just the beginning. If you missed out on the poster today, we will have some for sale tonight at the Mondo shop at 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. in Austin, TX. Super-limited quantities.
This is what artist Jeff Soto said about his print:
Star Wars was a pretty big deal for me as a kid. I was only 2 when the movie came out, and I can’t even remember if I saw it or not in the theater. The characters and story were known to many of us mainly from the toys! The toys! Oh they were wonderful, and we played with them for hours (and wore out the BEST and Sears catalogue)!
One of my favorite action figures was the Power Droid, and I didn’t really know much about the little guy, but for some reason he (I pictured it being male for some reason) captivated my imagination. I realized at some time that he’s barely even in the movie, which added to his mystique.
Over the years he functioned as the worn out, floppy-legged power supply for numerous Transformers, GI Joe’s and Construx. He is small and cute, and found a place in my childhood heart. I still have the little guy. This piece is an ode to the Power Droid!
Read more about this print here:
Mondo Presents: STAR WARS! First Poster On Sale Now!
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Whenever I watch that scene in A New Hope where C-3PO and R2-D2 get kicked out of the Mos Eisley Cantina, and I wonder if C-3PO was wearing a derby hat if he would have gotten a Blue Milk?
If Chewbacca wore a monocle, would Leia really rather kiss a dapper Wookiee? (I know I would!)
I’m not the only one who wonders these things. Luckily, artist Greg Peliz put these ponderings into rather dignified Star Wars character portraits of C-3PO, Chewbacca (based on the original dapper Chewie painting by artist Robert Mackenzie), and Boba Fett.
Say what you will about Darth Vader, the guy knew how to make a fashion statement. Illustrator John Woo not only understood the power of dark side threads, he decided to give some of the most well-known characters in the Star Wars galaxy a high fashion makeover.
Hong Kong-based illustrator John Woo presents his latest series of works, dubbed He Wears It. The series takes on an obvious theme, highlights key characters from the Star Wars film franchise and decking them out in today’s more hyped brands. Featured brands include the likes of COMME des GARCONS, Viktor & Rolf, Supreme, visvim, Maison Martin Margiela, Thom Browne and Band of Outsiders.
Read more about it here:
Star Wars: He Wears It by John Woo
We are delivering this to 9 year old Christopher tomorrow with Make-A-Wish. This will top off his new play fort in his back yard. It even has solar powered LED interior and exterior lighting.
Read more about it here:
Geekologie Reader Helps Build Millennium Falcon Play Fort For Make-A-Wish Foundation
Looks like fans everywhere including our favorite geektastic newlyweds — actors Seth Green and Clare Grant — are adding a bit of the Empire to their breakfasts with the new Star Wars pancake molds from Williams-Sonoma.
After tying the knot a little more than a month ago, Seth Green and Clare Grant aren’t working on perfecting their marriage. They have bigger, tastier things to worry about – like making perfect pancakes.
“What we’ve been doing a lot of is trying to perfect – we got all of those Star Wars pancake molds from Williams-Sonoma for our wedding – so we’ve been perfecting the art of pancakes,” Grant told People at a benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on Sunday. “It’s not as easy as it sounds.”
Read full story here:
Seth Green and New Wife Focus on the “Art of Pancakes”
Learn more about the Star Wars Pancake Molds from Williams-Sonoma.
Now THAT’S the droid we’re looking for! Granted, it is hard to miss.
Carleton’s Goodsell Observatory gets turned into R2-D2 by an unknown group of enterprising students — complete with sound effects. All the “decorations” appear to have been draped or taped onto the dome; there was no defacing with spray paint, etc.
WATCH VIDEO: Goodsell R2-D2
WATCH VIDEO: R2-D2 at Carleton College (Dome moves)
More photos here:
Carleton College’s Photos – Goodsell R2-D2 Prank
Every year we do a Star Wars craft demo at Bay Area Maker Faire to show fans of all ages how to make something fun and show off their love for Star Wars at the same time.
This year since puppets were such a hit, we showed fans how to make Star Wars bag puppets of Admiral Ackbar, Yoda, Princess Leia and an Ewok.
Just when you thought that infamous Dead Tauntaun Cake was the best bit of Star Wars fandom to ever invade a wedding, here comes the toppled AT-AT wedding cake with Ewok cupcakes!
This toppled AT-AT is one of my favorite cakes to date. I love the mini Admiral Ackbar and Mon Mothma but I think maybe the topper are the Ewok cupcakes that accompany this masterpiece. The bride, Rebecca Dudeiros, says that this cake wasn’t even made in a bakery. She had her buddy (a pastry chef herself though) Teresa Ulrich do it custom for her.
Read more about this awesome cake here:
Awesome Star Wars Wedding Cake
(art by Leah Mangue)
In honor of the 66th birthday of The Maker AKA George Lucas, our Star Wars Twitter was jam-packed full of messages from fans wishing him a happy birthday, along with impressive art by some very creative fans!
Here’s some of our faves!
(art by Jedishua)
(art by Jeff Lassiter)