10 retro Star Wars movie posters from around the world

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Even a Master Jedi could have missed some of these original trilogy Star Wars movie posters from a galaxy and time that’s now far, far away…

One of today’s drawbacks of the World Wide Web, and Hollywood’s smoothly run international marketing machine, is that we’re unlikely to see this kind of funky, eclectic and unique movie poster art ever again. (Unless a movie studio decides to commission a variety of graphic designers, illustrators and artists to each produce their own poster to help publicise a new film.) Oh, how so very different it was for creative expression back in the 1970s and ’80s. But did the world’s design community use their powers and freedoms wisely? YOU decide.

Star Wars (Hungary – 1977)

Star Wars movie poster Hungary 1977

Star Wars (Israel – 1977)

Star Wars movie poster Israel 1977

Star Wars (Italy – 1977)

Star Wars movie poster Italy 1977

Star Wars (Japan – 1977)

Star Wars movie poster Japan 1977

Star Wars (Russia – 1990)

Star Wars movie poster Russia 1977

The Empire Strikes Back (Hungary – 1982)

Empire Strikes Back movie poster Hungary 1982

The Empire Strikes Back (Turkey – 1980)

Empire Strikes Back movie poster Turkey 1980

The Return of the Jedi (Hungary – 1984)

Return of the Jedi movie poster Hungary 1984

The Return of the Jedi (Poland – 1984)

Return of the Jedi movie poster Poland 1984

Special thanks to So Bad So Good for sourcing these retro poster images from around the multimedia marvelousness that is, the Interweb.

4 COMMENTS

  1. A blog on Star Wars- I love it! There’s such a difference between all of the decades, it’s so interesting! Did the world’s design community use their powers and freedom wisely?
    Absolutely!

  2. Always happy to see your Star Wars posts! The Empire Strikes Back (Turkey – 1980) is the image that is most familiar but I wouldnt have recognised the film with this one Star Wars (Russia – 1990)!

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