R.I.P. Ralph McQuarrie (1929–2012)

Posted: March 4, 2012 in Heroes, Movies, Science Fiction


Ralph McQuarrie was an illustrator and conceptual artist best known for his design work on George LucasStar Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), and the original Battlestar Galactica TV series (1978-79).

He also worked on Steven Spielberg‘s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), for which he designed the Mothership, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Jurassic Park (1993).

He died on 3rd March 2012. It’s fair to say he helped crafted the visions of a generation of children and the young at heart.


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