Now legendary concept artist Ralph McQuarrie passed away on March 3rd. Over his 82 years he made a significant and inspired contribution to a range of films from Cocoon, ET and Battlestar Galactica to the signature work on Star Wars. His design work on Star Wars brought to life the conceptual words of George Lucas in such a powerful way. Be it Darth Vader, droids or the x-wing – we all all indebted. Check the DayoftheJedi article for a gorgeous collection.

Here are a few pieces to revel in:
[Ralph McQuarrie artwork for Star Wars via the DayoftheJedi article]