I’ve often wondered how the Empire managed to maintain a sizable army of storm/sand/snowtroopers in the Star Wars universe. Especially, after the Battle of Yavin and destruction of the first Death Star, I mean losing tens of thousands of troops can’t be good for morale.
But artist Cliff Chiang seems to have answered that question with this set of three Imperial recruitment posters. Like many armies, the Empire clearly had an awesome propaganda wing. Rather than a repressive, tyrannical regime, we’re shown the real Empire, the side that those rebel scum don’t want you to see.
Chiang came up with the art for a new Star Wars trading card set. Hopefully, they’ll end up as real posters as well. I know I would buy the one pictured here in a heartbeat.