Our friends over at R2-KT are celebrating the artists of the galaxy, shining a light on their work during these tough times which has seen conventions cancelled and postponed and their main revenue streams cut off as other matters take precedence. Each day through June, R2-KT focuses on a talented artist of the galaxy, and today we take a look at the work of Brian Miller.
“I feel like most Star Wars fans know me for my Star Wars propaganda artwork including a series of Imperial Propaganda and Rebel Enlistment illustrations based around the original trilogy. I also created an Imperial propaganda illustration for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim featuring Darth Vader titled, Remember the Death Star that seemed to make a big impression. It was a real honor to contribute to the the book, Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy, where my Wings for Victory artwork was featured within the book and included as one of the collectible posters.
One of my passions is creating travel artwork and for Star Wars Celebration Chicago I made and illustration that tells the story of the Original Trilogy through a series of travel tags for some of the planets and locations from the films. I really thought this idea was too crazy for Lucasfilm since it does not feature any characters or ships but to my surprise they loved it and so did fans. It’s always nice to have the opportunity to think outside the box and then have those ideas championed by Lucasfilm. They are great to work with!
And I was thrilled when Mattel asked me to collaborate with them on a collection of Star Wars Hot Wheels. It was a multi-year process between Lucasfilm, Mattel, and myself to get all the pieces in place. In the end we were able to modify and transform the artwork so that it could work with the packaging and on the vehicles. The results are truly amazing. The collection of 5 vehicles sold out very quickly and are quite hard to come by now. Hopefully that means there will be more in the future.”
Oktopolis: The Art of Brian Miller: https://oktopolis.com
Dark Ink Art: https://www.darkinkart.com/collections/brian-miller
Brian Miller: Oktopolis
- Hardcover Book
- Dickinson, Seth (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 400 Pages - 11/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)