The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Original Japanese Poster

by STAR WARS From: £595




J B2 20×29″ / 51×75 cm

Noriyoshi Ohrai

Noriyoshi Ohrai was born in Akashi, Hyogo prefecture, Japan in 1935. After studying at (but not graduating from)
the Art department of Tokyo University of the Arts, he began to work as an illustrator since 1962.
In 1973 he moved to Miyazaki-city, Miyazaki prefecture where his wife came from.

In 1980, his image illustration of Star Wars which he posted to a science fiction magazine caught the eye of the film’s creator and director George Lucas. At Lucas’ request, Ohrai illustrated the international poster for The Empire Strikes Back, which was primarily featured for advertising the film in Japan and Australia.

In 2014 and 2015, he had exhibitions of his works in Miyazaki.
On October 27, 2015, Ohrai died at the age of 79.

Directed by
George Lucas

Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Billy Dee Williams
Anthony Daniels
David Prowse
Kenny Baker
Peter Mayhew
Frank Oz

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