The complete text from the opening crawl (below) has been morphed and transformed into Vader’s iconic helmet. This 100% Foil design was printed by hand:
“It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space….”
A retro design requires a retro printing method. This 4 color tribute to one of the first console shooters my generation grew up with has been reimagined.
This design combines memorable 8 bit characters, a hunter designed with a street art approach, and a bit of TEKST filling in the background. Drawn by hand and converted to 6 separate printing plates that were used to press each color of the design using a 130 year old letterpress machine. Only 40 of these prints will ever exist!
Yesterday we released “Trooper” on FiveSpotDerby.com. The iconic Stormtrooper helmet has been recreated using the complete opening crawl text from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. If you need a refresh:
"A Long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire’s sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy….”
We only printed 75 of these amazing (100% White matte foil on graphite infused paper) handmade letterpress prints. Here we are, just over 24 hours later, and only 16 prints are still available!
This week’s two toned (ink & foil) design was created by warping and twisting the words from the following quote:
“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” -Steve Jobs
This week’s design on FiveSpotDerby.com was created by warping and twisting the words from the following quote from Muhammad Ali:
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
This design is printed by hand using a 130 year old Kluge Letterpress. Ink is pressed onto a 13” x 20” 300 gsm 100% Cotton Cranes Lettra paper Signed and Numbered.