The Star Wars universe has become vast, colorful and brilliantly realized over the last 40 years, but it can all be traced back to one artist. Now, thanks to a new book, his story is being told in a brand new way.
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The man behind much of the look and style of the original Star Wars trilogy has passed away at the age of 82. Ralph McQuarrie, who also did design work on Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. and several other classic films, died Saturday.
Without artist Ralph McQuarrie, who helped visualize George Lucas' concepts, Star Wars wouldn't have been Star Wars. Hey, as we told you last year, Darth Vader wouldn't even have had a helmet! And now that a cache of long-lost conceptual art has been found, we're getting to see more of just how big a debt we owe McQuarrie.