UNIQLO and Lucasfilm chose this design as the recipient of the Darth Vader award because of its bold lines and striking black and white color contrast signifying the regimented rank-and-file of the Galactic Empire. This deconstructionist execution of powerful lines extending from the stormtrooper helmet is a testament to imperial dominance throughout the galaxy. This one icon is a symbol of fear, the expansive platoons of countless stormtroopers representing the one indomitable Empire.
One of the things I love about Star Wars is the humor, and ever since he first appeared on screen in The Empire strikes back, Yoda has been one of the funniest characters. This shirt has its own take on Yoda’s personality with a drawing that really captures the puppet quality of Yoda, as well as the fun and lighthearted side of the Star Wars universe. I love the build-up of intensity as Yoda focuses, especially the tilt of his head and bead of sweat in the third panel. Fitting the joke into the yonkoma format works perfectly too.
The scene in which Chewbacca is carrying around C-3PO who's been taken apart immediately comes to mind. The design of prints scattered randomly all over the T-shirt and colors that strayed from the C-3PO's original gold coloring are very refreshing. I think this is a design that even Star Wars fanatics will appreciate.
The Design I chose for my award was one among many creative and interesting designs submitted for this project. It was a tough choice but in the end the simple graphic shapes and bold colors of this T-shirt stood out to me among the others. I have to admit that C-3PO and R2-D2 have always been favorite characters of mine too! The simple, stylized versions of the droids captured their personalities and made for a clean, eye-catching graphic that I think looks ideal as a shirt graphic and I hope you enjoy it too!