Hello everyone. I’m excited to share my ultimate Star Wars box set 2.0. It’s even more ambitious than the first version.
As a professional art director, I take the design very seriously. This includes the letter spacing and kerning, matching the original typography, good or bad, as closely as possible. I’m obsessed with it. Sometimes I’ll see someone elese great sleeve design, only to have it wrecked by imperfect kerning or a font which is not true to the original trilogy. I’ve striven to be as close to the original marketing as possible.
Before anyone asks, I will be sharing the sleeve cases only at some point. Without further ado, the pictures…
First, the new slipcase. Unlike version 1.0, it is not a double slipcase. However, I’ve built it on thicker chipboard, so it is more solid and sturdy.
Next, new & improved sleeves. The cover logos are a bit closer ot the theatrical posters now. Also now feature the official taglines from each film. Printed on a new paper stock, double sided glossy, which holds the fine lines of the text better.
The new extras include miniature stickers replicating the early pins released 1977. And the big new addition: a reproduction of the original program book at a scaled down size. Tried to match the glossy stock as best as I could as well.
In the Empire case, I have the returning mini-poster reproductions along with an invite and credit brochure handed out at the advance previews in 1977, including a reproduction of the typewritten invite on Star Wars letterhead. Also, exact copies of the early Star Wars fan club membership cards, one of which was completely recreated from scratch.
In the Jedi case, we have a reproduction of the cover of Marvel Comics Star Wars #1, along with my original Topps cards featuring myself, Harmy and original poster art.
And a new addition,a WIP of The Making of Star Wars, based on the cover of the excellent book. Inside this case is a painstaking recreation of the original 1977 press kit, including the typewritten letter and press materials from the studio, tear sheets for the film and all the black & white AND color lobby cards from the movie.
Again, while I won’t be releasing all the files this time (blame the pirates!!!), expect the sleeves to be posted soon. Enjoy!