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Mention any reference to Star Wars, and you would expect a few people around you, whether you know them or not, to react. This is how iconic the entire franchise has become. It is not something that is exclusive to a specific culture. It has actually created a culture of its own that spans different nations and groups of people.

The Star Wars Effect

Why is Star Wars so popular? For one thing, it has had a huge impact on so many different levels. On the entire concept of filmmaking, for instance, Star Wars has created the bridge through which traditional moviemaking could turn into a more technology-based practice. After all, special effects were not exactly all that before Star Wars came. But since it was first released in 1977, Hollywood was suddenly dreaming bigger dreams as far as futuristic illusions on screen are concerned.

Fox will also not be as huge if not for Star Wars. Its financial impact was so big that its stock value jumped from $6 to $25. It was on the verge of bankruptcy at that time and was holding on for dear life. The moment they released Star Wars, their future suddenly changed.

As for popular culture, Star Wars obviously had a huge impact with common references involving the evil empire and Yoda’s way of talking all over social media until today, decades after the first film was released. Darth Vader is someone everybody knows, and light sabers are still considered cool even by grown men. It has created such a stir that it even has its own holiday celebrated by fans everywhere, with the pun turning “May the Force be with you” into “May the 4th be with you”.

Star Wars Memorabilia

With all this buzz about Star Wars even up to now, it is not surprising how valuable the brand’s memorabilia has become. From action figures to fake light sabers, people actually go all out in spending money to get all these.

As for designers, Star Wars has also had a special effect on them. The franchise has become a source of inspiration for many, which resulted in the creation of some of the most amazing works of art based on the concept. To give you evidence on just how much Star Wars has influenced the art industry, here are some brilliant Star Wars movie posters that you may want to hang on the walls of your home:

R2D2 by Sitchko Igor

R2D2 by Sitchko Igor

Jango by Victor Vercesi

Jango by Victor Vercesi

Come to the Dark Side by SilenceCorp

Come to the Dark Side by SilenceCorp

Stormthulhu by Hillary White

Stormthulhu by Hillary White

Walker’s Dead by Victor Vercesi

Walker's Dead by Victor Vercesi

Son of Darkness by Eric Fan

Son of Darkness by Eric Fan

Dark Side of The Forest by Terry Fan

Dark Side of The Forest by Terry Fan

STAR WARS Chewbacca by Tom Brodie-Browne

STAR WARS Chewbacca by Tom Brodie-Browne

Darth Poster by Chris DeLorenzo

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Troopankhamun by Neil Hanvey

Troopankhamun by Neil Hanvey

The Smuggler by James White

The Smuggler by James White

Star Wars by Matt Dunne

Star Wars by Mattdunne

Modern Trooper by Bri Buckley

Modern Trooper by Bri Buckley

Victorian Wars by Terry Fan

Victorian Wars by Terry Fan

Minimalist Star Wars by David Duphil

Minimalist Star Wars by David Duphil2

Minimalist Star Wars by David Duphil1

Minimalist Star Wars by David Duphil

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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