STAR WARS is filled with lots of symbolism, so today, as a bonus, Star Wars tutorial video for this week, I present to you four of those symbols: The REBEL ALLIANCE starbird, the JEDI ORDER symbol, the GALACTIC EMPIRE crest, and the FIRST ORDER insignia.
If you want to fast forward to the four different logos, here are the timestamps:
REBEL ALLIANCE: 1:10
JEDI ORDER: 4:10
GALACTIC EMPIRE: 9:45
FIRST ORDER: 16:09
CHANNEL NEWS: From now on I’ll be releasing my logo/symbol tutorials in this Mini How to Draw format. As a former logo designer and a fan of logos in general, I hope to bring you more logos in the future — and it won’t be just nerdy logos, I want to do sports logos, too!
The REBEL ALLIANCE stood against the Galactic Empire in the original trilogy and after years of fighting, the Rebellion eventually signed a concordance with the Empire. Their symbol, a starbird, is most often spotted on pilots’ helmets and can also be seen on uniforms on the Resistance base in The Force Awakens. The design may have roots in the phoenix/starbird graffiti Sabine Wren leaves behind in Star Wars Rebels.
The JEDI ORDER was all about peace until the Clone Wars. Though a few Jedi survived Order 66 and the purge that followed, the Order as it was in the days of the Galactic Republic is no more. Their symbol of wings and what looks like a shining light represents their role and beliefs.
When Sheev Palpatine formed the GALACTIC EMPIRE, he adopted a different version of the Galactic Republic’s crest. The new cog with six spokes was used throughout the organization. It’s visible on uniforms, flags, and even propaganda posters. The symbol is associated with the might of the Empire, and its presence on a world signifies Imperial control. In other words, the Empire knew how to brand itself.
Though the remnants of the Empire signed the Galactic Concordance with the New Republic, not everyone wanted peace. The FIRST ORDER rose from the ashes of the Empire. Like the Imperial crest, the First Order’s new insignia is prominently featured on uniforms and displays throughout their operations. It’s distinctive from the Imperial crest and represents a very different institution.
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