August 22, 2012

This Is Art: If Star Wars Was an 80s School Flick

Sketch artist Denis Medry, otherwise known as DenisM79 of deviantART fame, has tickled my creative funny bone today. He is a talented illustrator who puts his skills to good use by redesigning popular characters. His deviantART gallery is full of steampunk, western, 70s, rockabilly and other redesigns of everyone from Batman to Boba Fett.

Speaking of Boba Fett, the endearing series of drawings that has landed Mr. Medry on Nine to Phive today is a reinterpretation of the original Star Wars trilogy as an 80s high school blockbuster. It's as if A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi had a group wedding with Ferris Beuler's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club and then all moved into the same apartment complex and raised their beautiful kids together!

Luke and Leia

Han and Chewie

Threepio and Artoo

Vader, Boba Fett, and a Storm Trooper
 The Evil Emperor, Yoda, Lando, and more after the jump!


The Emporor, Jaba, and Grand Moff Tarkin

Lando and Greedo

Yoda and Obi-Wan
Not only are some of the resemblances uncanny, but the subtle ways in which Medry transforms the characters' distinguishing features into 80s fashion statements kind of blows my mind. Of course Leia's obnoxious cinnamon-bun hairdo would easily translate into a set of huge headphones. Greedo's alien sailfin on his head as a green mohawk? Why didn't I think of that?!

Check out Medry's other works on his deviantART page.

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