A Commander's Guide
As the fourth installment of the Inside the Star Wars Universe series, the "Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide" is a guide for the commanders of the Emperor's military establishment. Featuring more than 85 original illustrations from well-known Star Wars artists and text by author Daniel Wallace, the book comes encased in a mechanical, lit, deluxe-edition vault. Learn more about the project in "Inside the Star Wars Imperial Handbook, our interview with the book's editor Delia Greve. The following are some of the illustrations from the handbook, along with commentary from the artists.
The deluxe edition "vault" containing the "Star Wars: Imperial Handbook." The vault features an electronic opening mechanism, lights and sound.
Purse and destroy
Russell Walks, artist for the Imperial Handbook: "As I put the work together I researched a variety of WWII propaganda, and used actual colors and typifies from that era, as well as the sort of simplistic slogans designed to appeal to emotion rather than logic.
Ultimately, I wanted the images I created for the Imperial Officers' Handbook to look as though they fit with George Lucas's idea of a 'used universe,' a place with a past and a future — somewhere that really exists for millions of Star Wars fans all over the world."
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