Today is a very good day for Star Wars fans. It's the release day of The Force Awakens, the long-awaited latest chapter in the Star Wars film saga.
And for super fans, there's a new, accompanying book about the art and production of the new movie — The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Set to release in conjunction with The Force Awakens in December 2015, the book features exclusive interviews with the entire creative team, imparting insights into director J. J. Abrams's vision, which includes unused "blue sky" concept art, and offering glimpses into roads not traveled. Bursting with hundreds of stunning works of art, including production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, this visual feast will delight Star Wars fans and cineastes for decades to come.
Take a look at some of the incredible concept art behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens from the new book:
Hangar Bay (Pre-Production / September 2013)
"Chase Version 02" (Pre-Production / July 2013)
Han Solo's Cockpit Jacket (Pre-production / March 2014)
"TIE Loading Wide"
Imperial Rally (“Guided Imagery” Concept Phase / April 2013)
BB-8 Treads (Pre-production / August 2013)
BB-8 Face (Pre-production / August 2013)
“Alt Kira (Rey)” (“Guided Imagery” Concept Phase)
Kira (Rey) Bike (“Guided Imagery” Concept Phase / April 2013)
"Snow Crash 01" (Production / September 2014)
"Rey Emerges" (Post-Production November 2014 – January 2015)
The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Phil Szostak © Abrams Books, 2015
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