Star Wars Cult Graphics

70 Simple And Quirky Illustrations For Star Wars And Gaming Fanatics

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Right on time for the newly released Star Wars movie to stampede into all mainstream cinemas, illustrator Selin Özgür has taken a dive into the hype. Contributing to the excitement and other artistic responses to the anticipated film, her Star Wars Flat Icon series seems to be her own tribute to years of being a Star Wars die-hard.

“Star Wars is undoubtedly one of the greatest film series ever. It has provided its fans with a spirituality and culture outside of the mainstream,” she tells us.

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Working as a freelancer in Los Angeles, she has championed her craft in game design and character design for the past eight years. It’s no wonder that she felt compelled to bring a new flourish to the increasing Star Wars supply of cult ammunition. She’s Rendered all the motion-picture favourites in 2D, from Queen Padme Amidala to Master Yoda. With chess-board accuracy, each character occupies a background space of beige and white.

You could imagine cutting out the squares for use in a board game. She’s even made all the vehicles and weapons, to complete the set. Completing the entire series at her leisure in 1 – 2 months, taking her time and enjoying setting the pace on her own terms, this series is clearly a labour of love.

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We caught up with her to find out more:

The Plus: What do you enjoy most about Flat Design?
Selin Ozgur:
While I am working on flat design projects, the thing I enjoy the most is capturing fundamental character traits of a person, goods, or vegetables, etc. With these captured character traits, I can create flat designs of my own style with my own rules, without any need for realistic details, shadows, bevels, textures and gradients.

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TP: Why did you choose this particular golden colour?
SO:
Star Wars is a driving force in pop culture. As such, the main objective of the project is to design the Star Wars universe in the most simple way; I wanted to protect this value. Therefore I chose the golden colour. So all designs in the project are simple, flat but still have glitter.

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TP: Which is your favourite Star Wars character?
SO:
It has to be R2-D2. He’s like a Swiss Army Knife. He can be a hacker, a soldier, a projection etc. With this trait, he saves countless lives.

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TP: Which one vehicle in your series would you like to own?
SO:
I would want to own Millennium Falcon. She’s not flashy and modern. And she isn’t working perfectly. But if you have Millennium Falcon, you know you can complete all tasks eventually. She is a character full of stories and the fastest ship in the galaxy too.

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TP: What’s your favourite weapon in Star Wars?
SO:
Luke’s green light-saber from Return of the Jedi is my nostalgic favourite. After the loss of his father’s light-saber, Luke needed to construct a new weapon. Then he made use of the Force to put it to pieces and bring the crystal inside to life. This light-saber was truly an extension of himself. This is why that weapon is unique and special. And also I think it has very successful concept design with the copper coloured areas and bands.

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TP: Are you looking forward to the new Star Wars film?
SO:
Definitely. It will be great to see the old characters. I’m also looking forward to the new characters as well. As someone who loves technology, it will be joy to watch Star Wars new film with the latest visual effect technology too.

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