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Create a frameless art display with Lightsabers!

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Create a frameless art display with Lightsabers!

No more blank walls. No need to buy expensive frames for every art-print in your collection. So many people I meet at Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration tell me they are looking for a way to display their art collection without needing to have every piece in the collection professionally framed. I finally found a great solution. Plus I found a great way to display your Lightsabers to add a pop of color to your at collection! Links below for the products I used in the video. Magnetic Wooden Frameless Poster Hanger Size: Various sizes available from 8”-36” wide Color:...

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How I created The Legend of Lando for Star Wars Celebration 2020

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How I created The Legend of Lando for Star Wars Celebration 2020

Lando’s 1980 introduction is a brilliant bit of acting from Billy Dee. What starts as a tense face-off between two capable scoundrels quickly turns to a lot of laughter and hugging. Despite an awkward bit of business involving Darth Vader, Lando and Han have one of the best friendships in the galaxy far, far away. "How you doin’, ya old pirate? So good to see ya!" — Lando Calrissian Legend of Lando illustration for Star Wars Celebration 2020 by Oktopolis: The Art of Brian MillerWhen I was invited to create and illustration for Star Wars Celebration 2020 I immediately knew...

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Behind the Scenes: Art-nouveau style Star Wars art featuring BB-8

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Behind the Scenes: Art-nouveau style Star Wars art featuring BB-8

"It was a very simple sketch, beautiful in its simplicity of a ball with this little dome on top." — special effects artist Neal Scanlan describing how BB-8's design was based on a sketch by The Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams Officially licensed Star Wars artwork BB-8 and BB-9E by Oktopolis: The Art of Brian Miller I remember standing in awe at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015 when BB-8 rolled out onstage during the panel for the upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. This spunky little droid captured the hearts and imagination of Star Wars fans young and old alike. It was...

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Star Wars Artist BRIAN MILLER Returns to EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2020

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Star Wars Artist BRIAN MILLER Returns to EPCOT International Festival of the Arts 2020

International Festival of the Arts returns to Epcot for its fourth sensational year and they are bringing back the STAR WARS gallery. You will find gourmet fare, musical and stage productions, and a variety of talented artist all around World Showcase. The International Festival of the Arts combines three things guests love most about theme park festivals for weekends filled with international cuisine, Disney-inspired art and Broadway performances.Star Wars artist Brian Miller will be appearing at the STAR WARS pop-up gallery hosted by ACME Archives & Dark Ink Art. The STAR WARS gallery is located in EPCOT World Showcase between Italy and...

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Behind the Scenes: Star Wars Hot Wheels

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Behind the Scenes: Star Wars Hot Wheels

  "One of the first toys I remember playing with as a kid is Hot Wheels. I would spend hours connecting bits of orange racetrack so the cars to race through the house at lightning speeds. Each time I visited local shops I would have my eyes on the newest and wildest Hot Wheels, saving my allowance until I could add one more to my collection. If you had told 5 year old Brian Miller that someday their artwork would appear on Hot Wheels vehicles and packaging he would not have believed you. This is a childhood dream come true."  — Brian Miller, illustrator  ...

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