Toy Designer Joe Ledbetter

Around two years ago I came across a video that provided an incredibly comprehensive look at the process that designer Joe Ledbetter works through to create a vinyl toy. One of my favorite aspects of this video is how the artist uses every practical means to arrive at his end result: written ideas, rough sketches on paper, multiple revisions and iterations of an idea, hands-on building and sculpting, keyboard and mouse digital manipulation/composing, and digital drawing with a cintiq graphic tablet.

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Design History of the Millennium Falcon

A Complete History of the Millennium Falcon by Michael Heilemann:

One of the things I find so interesting about Star Wars is how the creative process so clearly wasn’t locked from the beginning. It was a long and winding road, and throughout writing the essays for Kitbashed I’ve found that despite intense pressure there was always an energetic adventurousness with ideas which inevitably lead to some of the most iconic designs in film history.