Alex Griendling Recreates Star Wars Characters into African Tribal Masks

 - Feb 24, 2011   Updated: Jul 12 2011
References: flickr & cmybacon
Illustrator Alex Griendling has an impressive portfolio that consists highly of art surrounding gamer and sci-fi inspiration. His latest bit of impressive illustrations mashes up the portraits of some of our favorite Star Wars characters.

In African Star Wars Masks, Alex Griendling adds traditional tribal designs and facial configurations to the masks of Darth Vader, Bobba Fett and much more. It's a unique blend of sci-fi and ancient tribal art.

Implications - Pop culture characters are constantly being reinvented thanks to fan-generated art. The owners of these characters can use this to their advantage and create a fan competition that allows users to submit their own takes on the iconic characters. This opens up a dialogue between the company and the consumer, which can build a positive relationship.