A mister Joep Gerrits continues the longstanding trend of turning gigantically recognizable icons in character design and celebritay into different forms of recognizability. From smallest pixels to most giant and simple selections of color. Today, we’ve got illustrator Joep Gerrits. Above and below you’ll see not only about a billion different icons from a large variety of films, you’ve also got a poster that’s devoted singly to Star Wars! It’s a lovely formula!
You’ve got a formula here, in the size of the heads, the size of the bodies, even the color pallet. The first time I remember thinking about this sort of thing that Gerrits is doing, it was when I went to a comic convention and saw some custom-made LEGO characters, made to look like Star Wars people. You know how well that caught on, as there are real official Star Wars / Lego combinations in the world, official! Selling well!
And Gerrits has a good party going right here. This is just what it is, done right, made really nice. Peek on through! And be sure to check out the rest of Gerrit’s work in his online portfolio. It’s utterly fabulous.
Gerrits big fat list for the Star Wars poster:
Star Wars: A New Hope:
C3PO, R2D2, Rebeltrooper, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Jawa, Owen Lars, Beru Lars, Tusken Raider, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Grand Moff Tarkin, Admiral Conan Motti, Figrin D’an, Momaw Nadon, Ponda Baba, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Greedo, Salacious Crumb, Jabba the Hutt, Wedge Antilles, Luke Skywalker (Rogue Squadron), Biggs Darklighter, TIE Fighter Pilot.
The Empire Strikes Back:
Luke Skywalker, Wampa, Han Solo, Leia Organa, Obi-Wan Kenobi, 2-1B, Rebel Soldier, AT-AT Driver, Snowtrooper, Yoda, Luke Skywalker (Dagobah), Bossk, Zuckuss, Boba Fett, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, Han Solo
Return of the Jedi:
Gamorrean, Bib Fortuna, Oola, Max Rebo, Boushh (Leia Organa), Tamtel Skreej (Lando Calrissian), Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Imperial Royal Guard, Admiral Ackbar, Mon Mothma, Nien Nunb, General Crix Madine, Luke Skywalker (Endor), Leia Organa (Endor), Scouttrooper, Wicket Warrick, Logray, Chirpa, Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader (Anakin)
And the non-Star Wars poster:
Here are the 68 movies I used:
(in chronological order)
Nosferatu: eine Symphonie des Grauens, Metropolis, Frankenstein, City Lights, Duck Soup, Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Singin’ in the Rain, Rebel without a Cause, Seven Year Itch, Spartacus, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Dr. No, Lawrence of Arabia, A Hard Day’s Night, Dr. Strangelove (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb), The Sound of Music, Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Rosemary’s Baby, Easy Rider, A Clockwork Orange, Shaft, The Godfather, The Exorcist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, Saturday Night Fever, Star Wars, Superman, Alien, Apocalypse Now, Raging, Bull, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Scarface, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Amadeus, Full Metal Jacket, Robocop, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Silence of the Lambs, Reservoir Dogs, Forrest Gump, Léon, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart, Scream, American History X, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Lola Rennt, The Big Lebowski, American Beauty, Fight Club, The Matrix, Gladiator, Memento, Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain, Lord of the Rings, Kill Bill
I am in LOVE with the Nosferatu. I don’t think I’ve seen him on any one of the similar-projects I’ve seen. The rest are pretty fabulous too, of course.
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