Star Wars Reinterpreted in Steampunk Art

A Romanian digital artist recreates Star Wars characters and movie scenes through eye-catching and funny artwork reminiscent of lithographs of the early 1900s.

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Stabeor Basanescu, also known as Stab on his Behance Network profile, is fond of recreating popular movies into one-of-a-kind prints. This Romanian artist, now based in Paris, defines himself as not just a digital illustrator, but also a picture manipulator. This collection of steampunk images is what he calls, “La Guerre dans les Etoiles,” or literally translated in French as “war in the stars.”

Stab rather makes a creatively cool parody of the much loved George Lucas film franchise. He says that long before Lucas conceived his characters (or long before Lucas himself was conceived by his parents), a Romanian artist had already drawn and published them in a recently unearthed book that is more than a hundred years old.

Among Stab’s reinterpretations include Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker battling with fencing epees instead of light sabers. Here the Sith lord doesn’t don his usual black helmet, but a underwater diving helmet that seems too heavy to even walk with. Captioned on the artwork was the famous line, “Luke, I am your father!” typed in French for added impact.

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You can also see a steampunk version of Han Solo and Chewie, both wearing military official uniforms from the turn of the century, and driving their old automobile across space.  Other photos featured on the Behance Network include picture manipulations of Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia, and a handful of Storm Troopers wearing really old gas masks, and possibly being trampled upon by an elephant AT-AT.

To see more recreated versions of Star Wars, check these out: Star Wars characters as high school teens, and these iconic scenes relived with Star Wars figurines.

Via Behance Network