Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Typographic Star Wars Posters to Benefit Children Team | September 27, 2011

UPDATE: These posters are now available for a limited time on eBay. Also, starting November 25, canvas editions will be available (10 of each) for 100 euros each. Sales for all the posters and canvas editions will end on December 31, 2011.

H-57 Creative Station, a boutique advertising agency and design studio based in Milan, Italy, had a small idea that blossomed into an Internet

Its three principles, Matteo Civaschi, Gianmarco Milesi, and Sabrina Di Gregorio, all happen to be huge Star Wars fans and last November they decided to make a series of promotional posters of Star Wars characters exclusively through the use of existing—and mostly older—
type fonts. They printed some as gifts for customers to show H-57’s creativity. Then the images of Darth Vader, Yoda, and a Stormtrooper—using typefaces with names like Bodoni Bold and Helvetica Light Condensed—were posted online and within days went viral. The agency received hundreds of emails from new fans all over the world.


The “As You Wish” Charity Project Announced

| September 27, 2011

The official Celebration VI site just posted an announcement for the “As You Wish” charity art helmet project, which will present scores of artist-designed Boba Fett and Stormtrooper helmets to be auctioned off online after the show.

Art Andrews from The Dented Helmet costuming group, and Chris Romines from the 501st Legion are heading up the effort with support from eFx.

“Some of the artists involved in this project include Joe Johnston (the original designer/painter for Boba Fett and the director of Captain America); Weta Workshop (New Zealand FX Studio: Lord of the Rings and District 9); and Jim Lee (DC Comic Artist),” says Andrews.

Check out the full announcement at the CVI site and get updates on the project at Facebook.

1977 Star Wars Celica: Have You Seen This Car?

Pete Vilmur | September 23, 2011

With today’s auction for the 2012 Star Wars Volkswagen Passat ending soon, another legendary auto will soon join the ranks of Star Wars custom cars, which already includes a 1997 Special Edition Hummer and 2005 Vader Viper. And so the time feels right to once more question the whereabouts of the first officially-sanctioned Star Wars custom car, one 1977 Star Wars Celica Liftback GT awarded in a sweepstakes a few months after Star Wars‘ release that same year.


“We Are Jedi” T-shirts for Japanese Earthquake Relief Team | April 29, 2011

In the wake of the recent earthquake disaster in Japan, fans from across the Pacific have received authorization from Lucasfilm to create Jedi-themed t-shirts to aid in the relief effort — a cool “We Are Jedi” banner with the country’s signature hook-shape forming the “J”. From the “We Are Jedi Project” website:

While many charity activities were made around the world, we, Japanese Star Wars fans were thinking what we could do. And then we decided to start our fundraising project. The 1st mission is to make “We are JEDI” T-shirts.

While our T-shirt project is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., we got authorization and cooperation to use some Star Wars phrases and images.

These T-shirts will be developed under the supervision of Lucasfilm and all the profits that we got from the sale of them will be contributed to the Japan Red Cross Society.

Payments can easily be made through Paypal so head on over and count yourself among the Jedi in Japan!

Shogun Stormtrooper Travels Back to the ‘70s

| December 22, 2010 recently posted a great set of photos that magically capture the retro-inspired Super Shogun Stormtrooper toy in settings decades before its release. Well, “magically” if you’ve never heard of Photoshop.

From Wired:

In Super7’s Christmas-themed ad campaign, the 2-foot-tall toy — which is a mashup of classic Star Wars action figures and vintage Japanese Shogun Warriors robots — makes an appearance in a series of warm-and-fuzzy photos supplied by Star Wars fans. The images pack the same vintage vibe as the “lost” ’70s-style Stormtrooper Super Shogun TV commercial that Super7 produced earlier this year.

For the postcard series, photographer D. Martin Myatt, who also works at, asked fans from the collectibles site to donate actual ’70s and ’80s photos of themselves holding Star Wars toys. (The names used on the cards are the names of people in the pictures.) With a little Photoshop magic, the Stormtrooper Super Shogun became a part of the memories.

Check out the pseudo-retro Shogun goodness at

Super 7 is also hosting a charity auction that will award the winning bidder a SUPER SHOGUN STORMTROOPER Engineering Test Prototype – get the details here.

Stache Wars for Charity! Team | November 19, 2010

Clone Wars Producer Cary Silver’s mustache!Lando Calrissian isn’t the only one with a righteous mustache! Lucasfilm Animation and Skywalker Sound are on a mustache mission of the best kind — to fight cancer in kids!

The Mustaches VS Cancer is a 2-month mustache-a-thon where each participant brings in donations to help fight cancer, benefiting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

Lucasfilm Animation and Skywalker Sound are in a friendly competition to see which team can raise the most money during the mustache-a-thon. Donate money to support your favorite team below.

Lucasfilm Animation Team Name:
Landos Disciples

Skywalker Sound Team Name:
Sound People… or Worse

The idea behind Mustaches vs. Cancer is to have an event in which many people can participate with a minimal amount of commitment (a mustache in no way hinders your daily life, it can only enhance it). Essentially all anyone needs to do is grow a mustache and take a picture of it every week (or everyday if you’re really enthusiastic) and upload it on our web site to track your progress and your Magnum P.I. likeness. All the donors need to do, is pick their favorite mustachioed face(s) via our web site, and sponsor their efforts.

So, if you can convince one of your nearly-facial-hairless friends to get started, you can make sure that the seven surprisingly colored hairs on his upper lip grow to a surprisingly disgusting length by donating to their efforts and encouraging them to keep going. What happens if they shave even though their bringing in money? They will no longer have any friends, family, or pets that like them. Because that’s just crazy.

Read more about this here:

Kids Can’t Grow Mustaches and They Shouldn’t Have Cancer Either

Let the Stache Wars begin!

Fans Donate Over $6K to Canine Corps

Pete Vilmur | November 9, 2010

On Saturday, October 16th, members of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS) presented a donation to the Canine Corps for $6762.00. PSWCS is an organization of over 390 Star Wars fans and collectors throughout Pennsylvania who gather to share their interest in Star Wars. PSWCS conducted a fundraiser to raise this donation, selling a limited-edition medallion featuring Chewbacca under the approval of Lucasfilm Ltd (see our earlier post here). Canine Corps provides a no-charge “home away from home” which includes free veterinary care for pet dogs of Pennsylvania-based military service members who have orders for deployment to the Horn of Africa, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. For more information, check out PSWCS and Canine Corps.

Yoda Charity Lapel Pin Team | October 28, 2010

Show your love for Yoda and help raise money for a good cause with this Yoda Charity Lapel Pin from benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

The pin features Yoda flying the Rady Children’s Hospital Kite. The pin artwork was designed by artist Grant Gould who recently designed the artwork for the Celebraton V Badges. This has been approved and authorized by Lucasfilm Licensing.

The pins are limited to 300 and each pin will be individually numbered on the back of the pin. The pin will also feature a cardback that was designed by artist Jamie Snell.

The cost of the Pin will be $10 plus $1.50 shipping per pin.

Get more information on how to order the pin here:
Yoda Charity Lapel Pin

Mark Hamill to Attend Return of the Jedi Screening for State Parks Team | October 13, 2010

The California State Parks Foundation is hosting their second annual Film Series the first weekend in November and will include a screening of Return of the Jedi and post-screening audience Q&A with Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and David Barclay, Yoda puppeteer.

Held at Paramount Studios, the Jedi screening is just one of several attractions being staged for the “California State Parks Starring in Hollywood Films” event, which will also include a public hike at nearby Malibu Creek State Park (the historic site where TV’s “M*A*S*H” was shot).

For a full list of screenings, related events, and tickets, check out the official site here.

The Empire Skates Back Art Show at Celebration V Team | August 31, 2010

Photos: Shane Turgeon & Jenny Elwick

Fans who attended Celebration V this year were not only treated to a Star Wars Tattoo Contest, but also had the chance to check out skateboard decks painted by exceptional tattoo artists. The decks were auctioned off during the Make-A-Wish Auction

The Force in the Flesh author Shane Turgeon, who organized the event called “The Empire Skates Back,” contacted some incredible talent to transform the decks into one-of-a-kind works of art for a good cause. chats with Turgeon about the artistic decks.

Can you describe the gist of the Star Wars Tattoo Art show for fans who didn’t get a chance to see it?

The show was called “The Empire Skates Back.” In celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, 30 tattooers were each given a blank skateboard deck to paint, sculpt, or build their homage, rendition or interpretation of this amazing film. Unfortunately, only 22 decks arrived in time for the show, but they were all unbelievable works of art.

Why did you decide to have a tattoo art show at Celebration this year?

What many people don’t know is that many tattoo artists are accomplished fine artists as well, and their canvas ranges from the skin to more traditional art mediums. After seeing The Vader Project at CIV and CE, I thought it would be a great idea to involve tattoo artists in a similar project. As skateboarding and tattooing as still somewhat underground, it seemed only natural to combine the two.