The Mandalorian Is Built On Classic Star Wars Art

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The show at large is leaning on a lot of cues from 1977, so of course the first round of concept art released for The Mandalorian is doing likewise, with very strong Ralph Maquarrie influences.

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Below is a wide range of art from the show’s first two episodes, which means yes, there’s some Baby Yoda.

You’ll find links to each artist’s portfolio in their names below.


Christian Alzmann

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Nick Gindraux

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Doug Chiang

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Jama Jurabaev

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Ryan Church

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John Park

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Nick Gindraux & Doug Chiang

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Doug Chiang & John Park

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Nick Gindraux & Ryan Church

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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SpartanWarrior

These guys did a fantastic job capturing Ralph McQuarrie’s style.

I have spoken.