Star Wars: Visions – Art Book Review

Back to Previous Page

Star Wars: Visions is a glorious, 176-page hardback art book from Publisher, Abrams, and features artwork inspired by the Star Wars universe. This collection, handpicked by George Lucas, features well-known and upcoming artists, illustrators, designers, and cartoonists creating works to celebrate their individual interpretation of their favourite Star Wars characters, events or moments. It’s like a book of Star Wars fan art but created by some of the best artists working today (or back in 2010 when this book was released). On the positive, this is another beautifully produced Star Wars art book from Abrams, the artwork reproduction and printing is gorgeous. Our only criticism of the book is that some of the artworks aren’t great (or certainly not our cup of tea), which is a shame as most of the artworks are stunning. We’re guessing we’ve been spoilt and seen some amazing Star Wars fan art over the years and can’t understand why there should be any questionable entries in this book. Though perhaps that’s the point of this book, the sheer variety of artists involved in this project, means we’re getting almost 100 separate and personal visions and viewpoints of Star Wars. It can’t possibly please everyone all of the time. To give you an idea of the artists involved in this project, they include Amano, Allan R. Banks, Harley Brown, Gary Carter, James Christensen, Michael Coleman, Kinuko Craft, Jim Dietz, Phillipe Druillet, Donato Giancola, Ann Hanson, H. R. Giger, Daniel Greene, Ron Kleeman, Arantzazu Martinez, Syd Mead, Moebius, Paul Oxborough, Alex Ross, Anthony J. Ryder, Dolfi Stoki, William Stout, Dan Thompson, Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo, Scott Waddell, and Jamie Wyeth. Despite a few dodgy entries in this book, it’s definitely one for any Star Wars fan’s art book collection. We’d definitely recommend you dip into our preview video of Star Wars: Visions to see for yourselves before purchasing. If you’ve seen enough, new and used copies are still available from Amazon UK and Amazon.com. For more sci-fi, fantasy, and horror-themed art book videos please check out our new YouTube channel.

Star Wars: Visions - Art Book Review

Star Wars: Visions - Art Book Review

Star Wars: Visions - Art Book Review

Star Wars: Visions - Art Book Review

Star Wars: Visions - Art Book Review

Star Wars: Visions - Art Book Review

Star Wars: Visions - Art Book Review

Star Wars: Visions - Art Book Review

All Images are Copyright © Abrams