|Screamin' Model Advertisement Layouts|
|The prototypes in this series are all original artwork, layouts, and proof sheet for the Screamin' Model Company's line of Star Wars models released in the early nineties. These represent some of the first prototypes to emerge from the "Dark Years" of Star Wars collecting - the period between the demise of Kenner's action figure line and the release of the Heir to the Empire novel.|
All these pictures show layouts for advertisements that would appear in magazine and flyers. To make a layout, the designer basically cut and pasted pieces of art, text, and photography onto a backerboard. Some layouts also include a transparent sheet with more cut-outs pasted to them. Hand-written instructions are sometimes scrawled on the top tissue paper overlay, detailing corrections, additions, coloring, and other such instructions. Close up images of one such layout with overlay and without can be found here and here, respectively. These close-ups also demonstrate the typical appearance of most of the layouts in this series (cut and pasted components, overlays with notes and corrections and so forth).
The image above shows a layout (left) and a proof (right) advertising the Han Solo kit. Note the Friday the 13th character on the ad. Below is a similar ad for the Chewbacca kit.
|Description by:||Chris Fawcett|
|Film:||A New Hope|
|Category:||Prototypes / Prototype Packaging and Proofs|