Star Wars Bits: The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Little Golden Books, PlayStation 4, Moving Target
Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Everyone from Little Golden Books to CoverGirl to the British Royal Mail has come down with Star Wars fever. After the jump:
- The British Royal Mail unveils Star Wars stamps featuring Finn, Rey, and more
- Check out three new Star Wars Little Golden Book covers
- The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits shelves December 18
- See a tongue-in-cheek fan rendering of Andy Serkis‘ Force Awakens character
- Get the rundown on the recently published Leia novel Star Wars: Moving Target
- The Star Wars PlayStation 4 bundles are now available for pre-order
- CoverGirl and Janelle Monae unveil six Star Wars-inspired makeup looks
Even the British Royal Mail is getting in on the Star Wars fervor. They’re releasing a set of Star Wars stamp collections celebrating Star Wars: The Force Awakens “and the role that Britain’s world-leading film industry has played.” See them below:
You can buy the regular old stamp sheet if you plan to just use them like stamps, or a framed set if you want to display them instead. Collectors may be interested in the limited edition medal covers, which comes with a medal struck by the Royal Mint. More details at the official Royal Mail site.
Little Golden Books recently put out kid-friendly adaptations of all six Star Wars movies, and has a Star Wars: The Force Awakens book planned for April 2016. In between, they’re releasing three more Star Wars books that don’t correspond to a particular film: I Am a Droid, I Am a Jedi, and I Am a Pilot. Check out the covers (via Making Star Wars) below:
The books promise to combine familiar faces from earlier films (Han Solo, Yoda) with fresh ones from the new film (Poe Dameron, BB-8). All three of these are due out January 6, 2016, but you can pre-order them on Amazon now.
A lot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens details are still under wraps, but one thing we can be sure of is that it’ll include some stunning visuals. Like, the kind you’ll want to pore over for hours after you leave the theater on opening night. So on the same day the film lands in cinemas (i.e., December 18), The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is hitting shelves. Check out the cover below from StarWars.com.
Written by Phil Szostak, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens includes exclusive interviews with the creative team, unused concept art, production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and more. Concept artist Doug Chiang painted the cover image of Kylo Ren and his notorious crossguard lightsaber.
On the next page: Andy Serkis, Janelle Monae, Moving Target, and more.