12. Star Wars: A New Hope special edition
In 1997, Star Wars was re-released to the big screen. This already felt like a big deal as there was a whole new generation of fans that had only seen their favorite movies on VHS at that point. But to make the whole event feel like an even bigger deal, the entire trilogy was released over a span of three months, with each movie getting its own month to return to the theaters.
To commemorate these new versions of the Star Wars movies, Drew Struzan was commissioned to create three posters, one for each movie. What he did was design a poster for each film, but doing it in a way where they all three thematically worked together to create one massive poster to represent the entire trilogy.
This is the first of the three posters and the one that would be the farthest left if you placed all three posters side by side. Notice how all of the action seems to be moving outward, from the right to the left. All of the spaceships featured on this poster are moving from right to left across the image. Even the stars that fill in the negative space on the poster appear to be moving across the image. The coloring of this poster draws inspiration from Tatooine, with the hotter orange and white colors taking up the bulk of the image and the faces of the three heroes that we’ve all come to know and love.