Star wars characters – re-designed as 1980’s high schoolers

23 Aug

These drawings/ illustrations really catch your eye. I love how the artist has managed to visualise the characters as 80’s high schoolers. The detail within the images is great, I love the sketchy-ness of the images and the hand drawn fell it gives. You can see that a lot of time and effort has gone into the planning of these illustrations.


“of course Luke is inspired by Marty McFly form Back to the Future…
Leila is the classic 80’s chick…”


‘Artist Denis Medri has created this insanely cool series of art that re-imagines several Star Warscharacters as 1980s high school teens. It’s like these characters came right out of a John Hughes movie. I love all of these designs, the characters were captured perfectly, but I think Han and Chewie are my favorite.

Medri is the same artist who brought us Steampunk Spider-Man and Batman Rockabilly. I think this latest series is his best so far, and now I would love to see some kind of John Hughes styleStar Wars movie parody. I know it will never happen, but after looking at this art I think it would be amazing!’ – Taken from



“Here is Han and Chewbie ,and the Millenium Falcon/Trans AM”


“Of course in this new re-design the Droids have to be the classic Nerds… is R2-D2 the East European nerd student that made an experience in USA of course only C-3PO understand his words..”


“Yoda is the old sage asian Coach, and Kenobi is the kind history & Literature’s teacher…”


“In this my new version of SW , Vader isn’t the Luke’s father, but is the classic bullit of the High School, that try to bring Luke to the “dark side” and been bullit too.. He is the “chief “of a motocross crew of bullit ( like “Karate Kid” or “Lost Kids”) He wear a jacket like Micheal jackson on “Thriller” in a total black look Boba Fett is his “sidekick” wearing his classic 80’s glasses and we have 2 twins that look like Trooper”s style.”


“Palpatine is the evil Principal, Jabba the fat bastard Janitor and Tarkin the severe Mathematic-Science’s teacher”


“Lando and Greedo”


2 Responses to “Star wars characters – re-designed as 1980’s high schoolers”

  1. LordByrum August 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    This awesome in so many ways! Thanks for sharing!

    • laurajball September 17, 2012 at 9:56 am #

      Thanks, glad you liked it 🙂

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