Illustrator and graphic novelist Martin Panchaud has created this massive infographic that retells the story of Star Wars: A New Hope in detail using locations, scenes, ships and lines from the movie.
It's one story in one piece of 123 meters length, composed of 157 images in total. Martin created it in Adobe Illustrator CC in 2016.
Its exact measures are: 1024 x 465152 px / 27 x 12307 cm / 10.6 x 4845.3-inch (about 403.5 ft in length).
He wrote about his inspiration for making the infographic and credited the Star Wars fan community.
This long ribbon reminds the ancient Chinese script rolls that had to be rolled in and rolled out simultaneously in order to be read. I like this stretch between ages, cultures, and technologies.
However, internet likes short stories and summaries, quickly understandable contents. With my work I aimed to create a contrast to that.
At this point I would like to thank the Star Wars Universe community for their good advice, the encouragements and their keen eye which was of great help realizing this project and to keep it as closely to the original as possible.
Star Wars went far beyond cinema. On the official side there are all the merchandising products and on the other hand, there is an enormous amount of underground fan art, reenactments and costume conventions. All of them are made spontaneously with no other goal than to be a part of the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars continually inspires and touches its audience through generations. It has become alive and evolves with the zeitgeist.
He mentioned that he has no plans to offer any prints for sale.
I have absolutely no intentions whatsoever to commercialise this work. It is part of an artistic approach, an experiment in order to create an internet curiosity.
Making of image and some of the objects used in the infographic.
Visit http://swanh.net/ to view it in all its glory. (Yes, Han Shot First included)