I’m incredibly excited to share this one. I was asked a couple of weeks back to tackle a commemorative match poster for the LA Galaxy and their upcoming March 21st match against the Houston Dynamo. Digital Media Manager Chris Thomas had the idea of referencing the original poster for Star Wars, which was obviously a dream job for me as an absolutely obsessive Star Wars fan, but replacing the characters with players from the Galaxy.
In adding the players from the Galaxy, I substituted Luke for captain Robbie Keane (hoisting the MLS cup instead of a lightsaber) Leia with Gyasi Zardes, C-3PO with Omar Gonzalez, and R2-D2 with AJ DeLaGraza. Replacing Vader is coach Bruce Arena while the ominous Death Star is now the official MLS ball.
I had an absolute blast working on this image. It was one of the first jobs I’ve handled entirely digital, which is still new and a bit scary for me. I fittingly entertained myself while working with the Star Wars Minute, a podcast where the hosts literally discuss each and every minute of the Star Wars movies.