If you have ever wondered what Darth Vader would look like if he were to exist in alternate time periods and in different cultures, these Tamer Elsawi illustrations should offer you satisfying answers. The art director has remixed the fallen Jedi’s helmet in a myriad of ways to produce samurai, pharaoh, Roman soldier, American G.I. and Batman versions of the iconic Star Wars villain. Who knew Darth Vader was such a well-traveled chameleon?
For each poster, Tamer Elsawi renders a profile silhouette of the evildoer using vectors. They’re presented in a poster format with varied background colors and a gritty filter to give the images a worn out look. It’s quite impressive how he manages to transform the mask’s shape to suit his needs while still remaining faithful to the design seen in four of the Star Wars films.
Tamer Elsawi Remixes Star Wars' Most Iconic Helmet a Myriad of Ways
1. Alternate Cultural Remixes - Exploring how classic characters and symbols can be reimagined in different cultures and time periods.
2. Profile Silhouette Art - Using vector illustrations to create visually striking profile portraits.
3. Worn Out Aesthetic - Embracing a gritty and distressed visual style to add a sense of history and character to artwork.
1. Art and Illustration - Opportunity for artists to experiment with remixing and reimagining iconic characters in unique ways.
2. Entertainment and Media - Potential for creating alternate versions of popular characters for movies, TV shows, and comics.
3. Graphic Design and Advertising - The use of worn out aesthetics and profile silhouettes can inspire new approaches to visual branding and advertising campaigns.