Martin Panchaud has designed the Sistine Chapel of sci-fi geekdom and he’s being celebrated accordingly. The Swiss graphic designer illustrated the entirety of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in a single scrollable infographic. It’s beautiful and gigantic. With scrolling, it’s easy to forget how much you’ve just plowed through, and that is not the case here. It’s a 123-meter long digital illustration and one of the most impressive executions of fan art ever.
Here’s why Panchaud took on the monumental task.
Star Wars series has had a heavy impact on pop culture and they continue to influence through generations. It is a modern form of mythology and Episode IV is where it all began.
Other than this Star Wars is a childhood memory. Maybe some of you recall your very own and personal sensations you had when you first saw the film. My visual style leaves more space for the individual imaginary universe.
Star Wars went far beyond cinema. On the official side, there are all the merchandising products and on the other hand, there is an enormous amount of underground fan art, reenactments and costume conventions. All of them are made spontaneously with no other goal than to be a part of the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars continually inspires and touches its audience through generations. It has become alive and evolves with the zeitgeist.
Behold the glory here and check out a behind-the-scenes look below.