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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hump Day Hildebrandt

Most gamers and fantasy enthusiasts are familiar with the Greg and Tim Hildebrandt because of their work on the Lord of the Rings calendars.  Many other great works have been done by them (both together and individually) as well.  One of these is the piece that Greg says really put them on the map, it's from a movie that you might be somewhat familiar with.

“My brother Tim and I created the first ‘Lord of the Rings‘ calendar in 1976 and that brought us international fame — but when the ‘Star Wars‘ poster hit in 1977, it really blew us up,” the 71-year-old said. “The attention to that piece has never let up.”

I am presenting you with a look at the "rare virgin" art of the Star Wars movie poster.  This is the art that the Hildebrandt's presented to George Lucas.  He had them add something to the poster before he was happy with it.  Take a look and see if you can tell what is missing from the version you should be more familiar with.