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Over at StarWars.com Dazzling Dan Brooks sits down with UK artists (and recently minted Honorary member of the UKG) Paul Shipper to discuss his dazzling artwork for The Last Jedi theatrical poster.

The illustrated movie poster is an art form unto itself. Through illustration, texture, and color, it tells us about the film’s characters, what they’re going through, and what might be in store for moviegoers. Most importantly, an illustrated movie poster is made by an artist.

One person expressing his or her love for movies and storytelling, bringing a style or touch to the film’s imagery that no one else could. Paul Shipper, the supremely talented artist and painter behind Star Wars Celebration Orlando’s key art and many movie posters, is something of a modern master of the form.

Last month saw the release of his Star Wars: The Last Jedi Dolby Cinema theatrical poster — an unimpeachably stunning work, featuring the film’s heroes, villains, and vehicles — and it was met with great enthusiasm by fans. StarWars.com called Shipper to discuss how he did it.