Calling all fans of design, art and most importantly Star Wars – you’re going to love this.
The Vader Project is a re-imagining of the iconic Darth Vader helmet, painted & illustrated by 100 of the world’s leading pop culture artists, showcased through 8 exhibitions, toured across 3 countries and finally captured in 1 beautiful full-colour catalog.
It’s the brainchild of Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys (one of the largest designer vinyl and art-toy distributors in the world). Each independent artist was given a replica blank vinyl Darth Vader helmet to customize and illustrate as they wished.
We’ve picked out a few of our favourites from the series.
Artists involved with the project include:
Kii Arens Attaboy Anthony Ausgang Axis Aye Jay Gary Baseman Andrew Bell Tim Biskup Mark Bodnar BXH HIKARU Andrew Brandou Buff Monster Mister Cartoon Chino mr clement Robbie Conal CRASH Steven Daily Dalek Dehara DGPH Cam de Leon Devilrobots Yoko d’Holbachie Bob Dob Tristan Eaton & Azk One – Thunderdog Studios Marc Ecko Eelus Ron English FERG David Flores Brian Flynn – Hybrid Design Paul Frank Gargamel Huck Gee Fawn Gehweiler Mike Giant Girls Drawin Girls Dan Goodsell Gris Grimly Haze XXL Jesse Hernandez Derek Hess Itokin Park Jeremyville kaNO Mori Katsura- RealxHead Sun-MinKim David Horvath Jim Koch Frank Kozik David S. Krys – DSK Designs Peter Kuper Wade Lageose – Lageose Design Joe Ledbetter Simone Legno – Tokidoki Mad Mad Barbarians Madtwiinz Marka27 Mars-1 Bill McMullen Melvins Mori Chack Brian Morris Nanospore Niagara Mitch O’Connell olive47 Martin Ontiveros Estevan Oriol Alex Pardee The Pizz Plasticgod PlaysKewl Dave Pressler Ragnar Jermaine Rogers Erick Scarecrow Secret Base J. Otto Seibold Sket-One Shawn Smith Winston Smith Jeff Soto Damon Soule Bwana Spoons Jophen Stein Suckadelic T9G Gary Taxali Cameron Tiede Touma UrbanMedium Usugrow Michelle Valigura VanBeater Amanda Visell