About the Artist

Paul Shipper, a talented independent illustrator hailing from Manchester, England, has made a name for himself in the realms of cinema and advertising through his exceptional artworks. His artistic journey is deeply rooted in a childhood fascination with movie posters, which adorned his bedroom walls and cinema waiting halls.

Driven by his lifelong passion, Shipper dedicated himself to creating the very art that had always captivated him. Through rigorous training in traditional and digital painting, combined with unwavering determination, he honed his skills to produce works of impeccable quality, characterized by a distinct and retro-inspired visual style reminiscent of the 80s.

Paul Shipper’s artistic journey reached new heights as he gained recognition in the film industry, collaborating with notable figures such as J.J. Abrams, Frank Darabont, Bob Gale, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Duncan Jones, Tom Tykwer, the Wachowskis, and even Lucasfilm for « Star Wars: The Last Jedi. » His unique approach blends classic techniques involving pencils and painting with modern computer-based methods, resulting in artworks that have earned him the title of today’s « Drew Struzan. » His outstanding work received accolades, including a ‘Key Art Award’ in 2014 and an ‘LCS Award’ in 2015.

Notably, Shipper’s devotion to the Star Wars universe is evident in his involvement with ‘The 501st Legion’ association, which recognizes his significant contributions through his art. His artworks have been showcased in galleries worldwide and are available for sale in online stores, allowing enthusiasts to own a piece of his captivating and nostalgic creations.

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