Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Free domestic shipping offer extended!

To thank you for your continued support, we've decided to extend the Black Friday free shipping on all domestic orders of the Japanese exclusive Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie through December 24th.

Remember that while supplies last, orders will also include a free exclusive bookmark previously only available to attendees of Star Wars Celebrations in Los Angeles, Europe, and Japan!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dreams and Visions Press Black Friday sale

Free Domestic Shipping
Free Star Wars Celebration Art of Ralph McQuarrie Bookmark

On November 28th, Star Wars and Ralph McQuarrie fans will be able to order the Star Wars Celebration Japan exclusive: The Star Wars Art of Ralph McQuarrie and receive free domestic shipping (domestic shipping charges included when the order is placed will be refunded when order fulfilled). In addition, while supplies last, all book orders between November 28th and December 24th will ship with one of the Art of Ralph McQuarrie bookmarks previously only available to attendees of Star Wars Celebration IV, Europe or Japan.

The Japanese Star Wars Art of Ralph McQuarrie can be ordered online at http://www.dreamsandvisionspress.com

Free shipping applies to domestic orders only.
Free bookmark applies to domestic and international orders, while supplies last.

Please direct any questions to John Scoleri:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie Now Available

If you have not yet ordered a copy of the Star Wars Celebration Japan edition of The Art of Ralph McQuarrie, copies are now available directly through Dreams and Visions Press.

Copies are in hand and available for shipping both domestically and internationally. As a special bonus, while supplies last, copies ordered through Dreams and Visions Press will include one of the rare bookmarks given out at the various Star Wars Celebrations over the last two years. There is a limit of one copy of Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie per person.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie Reviewed

The fine folks over at Star Wars Aficionado have done a really nice write up on the Celebration Japan exclusive.

If you're on the fence about picking up a copy before they're gone, they do a great job describing the content and how it compares to our hardcover Art of Ralph McQuarrie.

While you're there, take a look at their fantastic publication, available on CD-R discs.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie available at StarWarsShop.com

While supplies last, you can now pre-order copies of the Celebration Japan exclusive Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie from StarWarsShop.com for only $49.99.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Art of Ralph McQuarrie Panel at Celebration Japan

Just a quick update for those of you who will be attending Star Wars Celebration Japan. John Scoleri of Dreams and Vision Press will be giving a presentation on The Art of Ralph McQuarrie on Sunday from 1-2pm on the Fan & Collector stage.

He'll discuss and display examples of Ralph's body of work, including his non-Star Wars art, and be unveiling for the first time ANYWHERE several of the never before seen Star Wars illustrations recently discovered in Ralph's personal files, a fraction of which are reproduced in the Celebration Japan exclusive Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie.

Attendees of the panel will receive the special McQuarrie Bantha Tracks logo bookmark created exclusively for Celebration Japan (while supplies last).

Friday, July 4, 2008

Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie on The Force-Cast

Click on the link to hear John Scoleri discussing Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie on this week's Force-Cast with Jason and Pete.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

ANNOUNCING Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

Dreams and Visions Press is pleased to announce their latest release, a limited edition produced exclusively for Star Wars Celebration Japan which will be held at the Makuhari-Messe in Chiba, near Tokyo, July 19-21, 2008.

Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie is a 168 page, full color oversize paperback created to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars in Japan. Authors Stan Stice and John David Scoleri have compiled a book that contains nearly all of Ralph's Star Wars art from their critically acclaimed The Art of Ralph McQuarrie, along with dozens of newly discovered, never before published production pieces from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.

The Art of Ralph McQuarrie made it's debut at Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles in May 2007. "We were thrilled at the reception the book received. While we were happy to finally make so much of Ralph's artwork available to his fans, certain limitations resulted in several of Ralph's most famous and recognizable Star Wars paintings not making the final cut," Scoleri said. A veteran of all 5 previous Star Wars Celebrations, Stice noted, "We saw the opportunity to do something special for Ralph's Japanese fans while celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Wars in Japan. By designing a book that focused exclusively on Ralph's Star Wars art, we were able to not only carry over the majority of the Star Wars art from the original volume, but add in many of the pieces we didn't originally have the space for."

The Japanese book also provided an avenue for additional recently uncovered Star Wars artwork. "Ralph's furnace went out and needed to be replaced," said Stice. "In the process of clearing out the space for the workmen to replace it, I came across a folder containing pages and pages of never before seen drawings from the making of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. Our book had only been out a few months, and here we stumbled across a treasure chest of illustrations that had been forgotten for nearly 30 years."

The inclusion of the new and previously omitted artwork expanded the book by almost 30 pages, making this a must have for all fans of Ralph McQuarrie and the art of Star Wars. The text is entirely in Japanese, allowing Ralph's fans in Japan to read his personal commentary on his amazing body of Star Wars artwork for the first time. This Star Wars Celebration Japan store exclusive is limited to 1978 copies and has a retail price of $50 US.

As has become a Star Wars Celebration tradition, authors Stan Stice and John David Scoleri will be in the Ralph McQuarrie booth in the artists' area all weekend selling exclusive art prints and handing out free, Celebration Japan exclusive Ralph McQuarrie bookmarks on each day of the show (while supplies last).

"This provided another opportunity to share another of Ralph's pieces long thought to be lost to the ages," Scoleri said. "Many fans are unaware that Ralph designed the original Star Wars Fan Club 'Bantha Tracks' logo. We searched the Lucasfilm archives during the making of our original book, and it was assumed the original art was lost before Lucasfilm moved to Northern California. Pete Vilmur of Lucasfilm online and co-author of the Star Wars Vault and Star Wars Poster Book, came to the rescue after he located Ralph's original drawing." While it was too late to include within the book, Stice took the opportunity to utilize the image as one of the show exclusive bookmarks. "The size and orientation of the original drawing made it perfect for a bookmark. We were so excited to finally have the piece, I decided to make these bookmarks even larger than the previous versions to really showcase the art."

For further information, contact:
John Scoleri

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