Designing Celebration Chicago 2019!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-03-27, 07:51:04

We are now two weeks away from Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019, and it's full steam ahead. I'm pretty much all done with my prep work. I have a few odds and ends to tie up, but the lion's share of the work has been completed. I figured this week I'd put together a gallery of a selection of the art I created for Celebration. As an artist, it's a great joy to put this stuff together and see it well-received. I mean, how many people get such wonderful opportunities? Not enough, I say! All these things have already been revealed on social media. The stuff I made that hasn't... we'll you'll just need to wait for that!

First off, I was asked to create the "key art" for Archive Party IV. This is a take on C-3PO's cereal using the C-3FRL character I designed for the Droids-style sponsor-exclusive proof card from Archive Party III. This art has been used for promotion of the event, and also will appear on posters and patches and stuff at the party.

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Next, let's look at some swag! I'm gonna have like 4 different swag items to give away at Celebration, two of which are patches I designed. The first was inspired by a misunderstanding at Star Wars Celebration Europe III. And this is a sequel patch to the one I created for Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. I'll be puttin' in the hours once again!

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The second swag patch was inspired by the semi-infamous Rensi-riding spectacle at Celebration Orlando 2017. Should I be concerned that my swag these days is always inspired by my own misbehavior?

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And finally, I'm thrilled to share the project of which I'm most proud. I designed the patch that eight Star Wars collecting clubs will be handing out at their booths at Celebration. I sat down last year and brainstormed just how I could possibly top the birthday cake patch from Orlando 2017. I wanted something inspired by the action figures we all love to collect, and something that could be customized to the desires of the participating clubs. And after pouring through a bunch of Vintage imagery, I settled on the mail-away multi-pack sticker from the Return of the Jedi era. And it turned out fantastic!

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So yeah - it's been a busy last six months! And it's all about to pay off. See you in a fortnight!





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