The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gets a Cover and a Release Date

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Lucasfilm announced today that the Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens book is coming on December 18th with sketches, storyboards, and concept designs from the upcoming film.  The cover was released today and features the classic scene with Kylo Ren in the snowy woods that blew our minds in the first teaser.  The art is painted by Doug Chiang.  I love the detail on the cover–check out the spark effects coming off the broadsaber!  Awesome.

TheArt of Star Wars:The Force Awakens, written by Phil Szostak, is a portal that takes you from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of postproduction at Industrial Light & Magic. Arriving in stores on December 18, the same day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, it takes fans deep inside the evolution of the film. Exclusive interviews with the entire creative team also provide a detailed look at what it took to bring director J. J. Abrams’ vision to life, while the unused “blue sky” concept art offers glimpses into roads not traveled.

Bursting with hundreds of beautiful works of art that include production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will delight both Star Wars fans and film enthusiasts for years to come.

You can pre-order the book now over at Amazon.

No surprise that those of us on a site named “Making Star Wars” are excited about this.  I can’t wait to see all of the concept art, storyboards and paintings all on one site book.

Ron is an editor and content contributor to MakingStarWars.net. He loves Star Wars because it is the definitive modern day mythology and...because it has the coolest toys! Ron is still waiting for the day when engineers finally build a real lightsaber.