The deluxe traycased edition is limited to 450 individually numbered copies, and includes TWO exclusive bonus items: First is a reproduction of one of Ralph's animation cels on acetate featuring the Command and Service modules of the Apollo spacecraft, reproduced in 1:1 scale of the original. The second is a print of Ralph's production painting of his early concept Viper on the surface of Carillon (a piece not included within ARCHIVES).
The book itself is a deluxe clothbound individually numbered limited edition housed in a clothbound presentation traycase. Each copy will be smyth-sewn with head and tail bands to provide a sturdy binding that will last for years to come.
This Kickstarter copy includes these FOUR campaign exclusive items:
1) a 10" x 8" bookplate signed by the authors with the cleaned up version of Ralph's 'Power of God' illustration.
2) an 8" x 10" bookplate signed by the authors featuring a drawing to painting rendition of Ralph's first paperback cover for Ballantine Books.
3 and 4) two 8.5" x 11" prints reproducing McQuarrie originals, scanned from the original art and reproduced in 1:1 scale
This tome collects the non-Star Wars art of Ralph McQuarrie including works discovered after the publication of The Art of Ralph McQuarrie in 2007.
From the Publisher:
A 400+ page coffee table book featuring the largest collection of Ralph McQuarrie's art ever published. Best known for his instrumental contributions to the making of the original Star Wars trilogy, Ralph McQuarrie has inspired several generations of film fans and artists. While much of his Star Wars artwork has been reproduced in numerous volumes over the years, his non-Star Wars work has previously only been available in The Art of Ralph McQuarrie, a limited edition that we published in 2007.
With The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: ARCHIVES, we will bring back into print a career-spanning retrospective of Ralph McQuarrie's non-Star Wars artwork. At 13" x 9.5", this 432-page volume contains more unseen art than what was in the original edition. That's hundreds of Ralph McQuarrie illustrations spanning all aspects of his body of work.