My phone wallpaper version
On Friday the poster and teaser trailer for The Last Jedi were released. I love the trailer, but I keep coming back to the poster.
Star Wars posters are famous for their Drew Struzan designs, where he fit all of the characters into one epic mural. No knock on those works, but I love how little there is on this poster.
There is so little, but so much to read into. We know the story will center around the conflict between Luke, Rey and Kylo Ren. Or, since his helmet is missing should we really call him Ben Solo? Will we be exploring his turn away from Luke? What about Rey’s lightsaber? Is it significant that it goes from blue to red?! Is it important that it separates Luke and Ben?!?!?!
I wanted to be reminded of these questions at all times, so I decided to make it my phone lockscreen wallpaper. I simplified the design by removing the title and positioning the characters better for iOS. I love the white border and tried to keep it, but it was too jarring on my eyes at night. I switched the white to black and we’re done! Grab a copy below and spend the next 8 months agonizing over the questions it raises.