While George Lucas is known as the Maker, Ralph McQuarrie may best be described as the Creator, designing the template look and feel of the galaxy far, far away and imbuing it with his own unique style. Born on 13th June 1929 in Gary, Indiana, today would have been McQuarrie’s 92nd birthday, and as always on this day we remember and thank him for designing that galaxy we love so much.
Today we take a moment to celebrate the life of Ralph McQuarrie, on what would have been his 92nd birthday – the illustrator behind some of the most loved Star Wars concept art in the galaxy. pic.twitter.com/y4F68nYNHJ
— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) June 13, 2021
After his passing on 3rd March 2012, George Lucas had this to say about the legendary concept designer.
“His genial contribution, in the form of unequalled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy. When words could not convey my ideas, I could always point to one of Ralph’s fabulous illustrations and say, ‘do it like this’.”
- Hardcover Book
- Candon, Emma Mieko (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 352 Pages - 10/12/2021 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)