“Dawn of Tatooine” Star Wars Print by Shan Jiang

The sixth print in The Alamo Drafthouse Star Wars poster series has just been unveiled.  Shan Jiang’s “Dawn of Tatooine” is a 24″ x 36″ screenprint, has an edition of 410, and will be $50.  It goes up today (Friday, September 10th) at a random time.  If this is anything like the last ones, it might go fast.  Visit Mondotees.com.

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51 Responses to ““Dawn of Tatooine” Star Wars Print by Shan Jiang”

  1. @ 3d

    nice find. total bummer!

    @ evan

    i feel your pain.

  2. I wouldn’t worry too much about the tracing. Shep has made a career of it. Apparently its fine!

  3. i mean, you guys have heard of illustration right?


  4. I’m not sweatin the tracing. I love the poster because I love the poster. I wouldn’t even call it a “Shep move” because Shep rarely does anything other than trace a photo and fill the background with Obey goobley-gop. This is more like how Tyler Stout brings photo elements from movies into illustrator and traces them for the composite poster.
    Looking at his portfolio it’s quite clear the man can draw and simply chose to use a photographic reference for the dewback and storm trooper. He could’ve altered it but why bother when the thing happens to be in the right position as is?

    Anyways, that’s my take. If anyone’s too bummed to display this one I’ll gladly take yours off your hands for $40 + shipping 😀

  5. I’m just amazed how many people say they have kids and jobs and wives and get so bent out of shape over a print. Maybe spend your time and money on your family and more important stuff? I don’t know…

  6. @Aaron B: what you’ve got on your hands there is a fallacy my man. To assume that the few minutes required to discuss art in a public forum somehow interferes with family life is absurd at best. But you knew that before you wrote your comment. You’re just trying to make a point. Poorly, but you’re trying.
    I don’t think the point you were trying to make was that people shouldn’t concern themselves with this type of art unless they’re single and without children so I’m at a bit of a loss as to what your point might have been. I will tell you that, as a proud father and a dedicated husband, the quickest way to my shit list is to question my abilities in those areas of my life. I’m pretty sure other family folk feel the same way. I’d tread carefully in them waters dude.

    Anyways I hope this comment section stays mildly active tonight. It’s very slow at work and I can’t post to EB (or any other decent forum) from this computer. 🙂

  7. I always kinda wonder if Mitch just shakes his head at the asinine tangents his comment areas devolve into or if he secretly kinda digs it.

  8. A real artist takes inspiration from something that inspires him and then makes his own statement out of it. This artist could have easily taken inspiration from the statue and created his own version. Instead he decided to use Photoshop and just trace it. That is not artistry, that is being a human mimiograph. And quite frankly it is stealing from the real artist who drew the design for the statue.

    It now makes me think that if we looked hard enough we could find images that make up the left hand of the poster. Some combination of Greece and Anasazi Indian cliff dwellings.

  9. I meant no insult by it. I see that your job must be insanely busy, what with the long winded responses and being able to F5 a print website day in and day out.

  10. @Aaron: Its called a hobby man. How do you think nearly 100% of us get our prints, thats right, at work. I would be willing to bet you sit there and do the exact same thing. If our job allows us to do something for our hobby while getting other work done what is wrong with that? When I am waiting for a drop its pretty simple, let my page reloader plugin do the work for me while I work on other things, and then when the buy button pops up, buy whatever it is I want.

    You make it sound like because we collect prints and actually have a hobby that we cant be a dedicated husband or boyfriend. Get off your high horse man.

  11. @Aaron: Dude stop bein a dork. It doesn’t become you.

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