Star Wars Logos: The Evolution Of A Film Icon
October 31, 2020 | 0 min read
Star Wars is profoundly rooted in culture. Star Wars is sure not to leave anytime. It’s fair to tell. The Star Wars icons are not either.
Over the last four decades, the Star Wars film series has progressed in line with the period. In the 21st century, what was used in Star Wars’ 70s logo will never fit.
Then, pick up some snacks, sense the momentum going into you, and look closely at the evolution of these all-embracing Star War logos throughout the years. For a long time, we all looked at these, but we still have a lot to remember.
Glorify brings you a hand-picked list of all the Star Wars logos till now. Have look and experience the feeling of nostalgia and excitement at the same time.
The original trilogy logos
Star Wars (NOT A New Hope!)
You may not know that the initial name for the first movie Star Wars is Star Wars if you’re still not older enough to recall the late seventies.
In reality, when the movie was in the production stage, the earliest logo had used the title The Star Wars.
As the movie began production, Ralph McQuarrie’s conceptual artist squad created numerous logos before one was created by typographer Dan Perri. Bold and vivid, the yellow font. This isn’t just “science fiction,” which is so much more imaginative than hard science fiction. Possibly that is why they proceeded in the banner with the star overlay.
The cone-top evokes the iconic opening crawl of the film, which was completely unknown to audiences in 1977. Perri was influenced by the 1939 film Union Pacific’s opening accreditations.
The main titles looked through the tracks as they moved along the tracks towards everyone as if there were a train.
The “pulpy” look is evoked by his style and it’s really appealing. This was the first poster edition of the film, but it never entered the final movie.
Suzy Rice’s original title logo (with a few minor changes from Joe Johnston) starred in the movie.
George Lucas demanded his new “fascist” emblem and Rice had just researched German signs from the 1930s, interestingly. She used the methods of design – a bold uniform font, rough lines, and coarse graphs – to create what has become one of the biggest omnipresent logos in the universe.
But the texture of this classic style is just scratched. Rice’s detailed report on all design decisions taken on the Star Wars logo was created.
The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back was among the highly awaited sequences in cinematic history though Star Wars is a film that no one wanted to produce.
The film evolved like other artistic attempts.
The title was modified.
STAR WARS: EPISODE II — THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, but some difficulties were met.
The studio marketing unit chose to skip the labeling on the poster and logo itself, while the opening movie used the tag “Episode V: The Empire Strike Back.”
The Empire Strikes Back symbol does not adopt a heavy, fascist look, leaving the original Star Wars.
The angled text gives it a sense of acceleration and excitement, while the simple angles and the strong letters are in line with the scientific design of the period. The word ‘Empire’ has the biggest room to make sure you know the movie.
The first real Star Wars logo could be considered. The ground-breaking concept of Suzy Rice from the first film is integrated into the border of this logo. The splashes are bundled in an elegant, sleek box.
Return of the Jedi
As Empire did before it, the Jedi’s return has undergone several changes.
The title has also changed.
The film title was initially Jedi’s vengeance, but the studio managers felt it was too close to some other science movie, Star Trek II: Khan’s vengeance.
To be frank, in about five minutes, the design looks like something in Microsoft Word. Nothing is vivid of the font. The creators changed slightly the paint, which gives rise to a sinister feeling, from yellow to red. It’s very ironic because Empire is the grim, foretaste film of the trilogy and Jedi ends with a teddy bear battle.
In comparison to Empire, the text of the “Star Wars” was not inserted into the boundaries. It just sits there and the last S floats completely detached in a vacuum. After two great logos, the whole series is a regrettable way to end the trilogy.
The prequel trilogy logos
The producers had no real idea whether they were to make three or six and nine or even just the one when the original Star Wars was being put into action.
However, Star Wars was an existing brand when the remake trilogy began in the late 1990s. It was a new series of films, which are reflected in the Star Wars logos.
On the initial logos of the trilogy, one thing we must note: they all concentrate on the film’s title. This is typically the subject of any logo on a movie. After all, when you go to the box office to buy a ticket, you want the viewers to know the film’s name.
One significant difficulty with the new trilogy was to explain what a prequel was like. The Phantom Menace was not the first reference in history, but the idea wasn’t well known to a new audience.
To inform them, these Star Wars logos position their focus on the episode number, for the very first time.
The largest part of the logo is loaded with the massive “EPISODE I” text, while “Star Wars” is strategically located in the upper left, where it will be seen by most English viewers. The official title is the last element of the structure, concealed from the bottom in a tiny shape. The public today calls ‘Episode I’ rather than ‘The Phantom Menace.’
The logo style is identical to the prequels, contrasting with the original trilogy. The font, color, and lock-up are the same, providing a strong visual unity
The sequel trilogy logos
Naturally, the new direction prequels took for the show didn’t satisfy many fans. When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, they realized that a transition had to be made (for more than $4 billion!).
The task for the next era of cinematographer was to convince people why they first enjoyed Star Wars. So, the sequel trilogy logo highlights the original logo more effectively. The title is de-enhanced, like the prequel trilogy; unlike prequels, numbers are not even listed.
In another significant way, they differ significantly from the prequels: color. Green is the light side of the strength; red is the opposite.
Force Awakens has begun a new century, while the Last Jedi sounds darker and more tragic. The style is uniform, but the tone gives you a sense of what kind of film you watch. So are the former logos created?
The Star Wars compilation films are relatively new, but we can still see that their logos are not noticeably unified.
Return of the Jedi, the only motivating aspect of the original Star Wars logo, is the boxed form of the Rogue One Logo. Skinny, serif font looks like a business letterhead rather than an epic space adventure. At least “A Star Wars Novel” has been integrated in a way that feels consistent with the whole.
The Star Wars Story brand, just like the prequels’ logo design, seemed to be here, and soon, we will be stuck with it. But then Lucasfilm launched Solo’s new logo, bringing things into a fully ancient direction.
The new logo has emerged from nowhere totally. The bright yellow fits the original Star Wars movie and the strong tendency reverberates to Empire Strikes Back, which has the most Han Solo ever been seen.
Although others would consider it to be the retreat, we feel it is a good way to look at what succeeds. A New Hope and Empire Strike Back incorporating elements of logos show you the film is going to do the same thing.
Thoughts to complete –
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