‘Star Wars’ Characters Reimagined as Famous Album Covers

     August 24, 2016

steven-lear-star-wars-album-coversI’m sure someone at some point called Han Solo the David Bowie of Star Wars, perhaps when someone reimagined the galactic smuggler as Ziggy Stardust. In a new mash up of famous albums and characters from the galaxy far, far away, Harrison Ford’s Solo gets closer to the music icon through a reimagining of Bowie’s Heroes cover.

Steven Lear is a freelance digital artist “who has an unhealthy obsession with movies, music, and Photoshop,” according to his website, WhytheLongPlayFace.com. He found joy in fusing pop culture imagery into album covers, and his latest batch is a throwback to the original trilogy and some timeless music.

Among the images are C-3PO and Yoda reenacting Nirvana’s In Utero and Nevermind covers, Lando Calrissian as the Purple Man, Princess Leia mirroring Bjork, Emperor Palpatine channeling Peter Gabriel, and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon essentially becoming Dark Side of the Death Star.


 

All 37 are in the below photo album of the designer. But we also put 12 of our favorites (the “Greatest Hits”?) on this page.

 

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On his Instagram, Lear also offered similar treatments to Eleven from Stranger Things, the guys from Pulp Fiction, Jeff Goldblum’s famous Jurassic Park pose, Bane from The Dark Knight Rises, and Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (channeling Lana Del Rey). With more characters popping up in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with Felicity Jones, director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, and beyond, here’s hoping for more source material in the years ahead.

Here, we’ll get you started. How about, Jyn Blossoms instead of Gin Blossoms? (I’ll leave now.) For more of the latest Star Wars news, check out the links below.

 

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