Ralph McQuarrie, Academy Award winning conceptual designer, illustrator and visual consultant has passed away at age 82.
Among his credits are Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cocoon, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the television series the original Battlestar Galactica, and Jurassic Park.
McQuarrie is best known as the conceptual designer of the original Star Wars trilogy where his work influenced and inspired thousands of children to become artists, filmmakers and designers.
After the jump check out some of McQuarrie’s amazing work.