Chances are, there's someone on your holiday shopping list who adores all things Star Wars. With The Last Jedi freshly released, there's plenty of subpar merchandise floating around, so resist the urge to splurge on a standard companion book or cheap tee shirt and go with this stunning large-format hardcover book highlighting the art of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, who worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the visual aesthetic of the space adventure.
Released by luxury publisher Abrams, the book contains hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, ranging from conceptual paintings to costume designs to storyboards to never-before-seen illustrations to even Lucasfilm’s annual holiday cards. On top of the visuals, the book features rare unpublished interviews and recollections that help contextualize the art.
This beautiful collection is just pricey enough ($159) that most fans of galaxies far, far away haven't bought it for themselves yet, making it a compelling and thoughtful gift they're guaranteed to love.