6:00am PT by Aaron Couch
'Star Wars' Propaganda Posters Just Might Convince You to Join the Empire (Exclusive)
Propaganda can be used for forces of light or dark, as a Star Wars book due out next week explores.
Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy features propaganda created for different eras of Star Wars history, including the peaceful times before the Empire and all the way up through The Force Awakens. The book, by Pablo Hidalgo includes 10 frame-ready posters and about 50 new pieces of art.
There's a lot of fun to be had here — from posters hoping to warn you of the apathy of the Senate to a piece of art urging loyal imperial subjects, "loose lips bring down starships." Hidalgo also delves into how the propaganda was used and by whom.
The book is out Oct. 25 from Harper Design. Check out an exclusive early look below.