THE action may have taken place in a galaxy far far away - but the cover art for the new Star Wars book was designed just around the corner.
Staff at Toffee Factory company Keltie Cochrane have been hard at work on the cover of the latest Star Wars novel, which marks the end of a four-year, nine-book illustrative project for the Newcastle creative firm.
The team designed the animated online trailer for the book, entitled Apocalypse, released worldwide.
Apocalypse is the final novel in the Fate of the Jedi series.
Keltie Cochrane’s adventure with Star Wars began when they pitched against a New York-based movie poster design studio for the contract with New York’s Random House and San Francisco’s Lucasfilm Ltd.
Keltie Cochrane creative director Ian Keltie said: “A hidden gem to the project was that, in order to create the artwork, I was given the passwords to the Star Wars image vault. It is full of the original photography and behind-the-scenes imagery.
“The project has been an overwhelming experience; from visiting Lucasfilm in San Francisco and seeing original costumes, props and artwork, to having our own designs unleashed on a powerful worldwide community. It has certainly been an experience I will always look back on with pride.”
Keltie said: “The brand is so huge worldwide it has been a fantastic profile builder. However, it meant there was an immense amount of pressure on us to deliver something dedicated fans would appreciate.
“Having received wonderful feedback from people all around the world who have followed the storylines of Star Wars for the past 30 years, I couldn’t ask for a greater feeling of satisfaction in my job.”