Malluvium Volans by Richard Wilkinson


Richard Wilkinson has created a series of prints with a rather unique slant on our much loved heroes with these imaginary insects. The series forms part of his “Arthropoda Iconicus” book which features various imaginary insects from all forms of our popular culture, from trainers (sneakers for our American cousins), films and video games and included in this book is a small set of Star Wars images, with Malluvium Volans being Richard’s insect version of the Millennium Falcon. It is number 8 in the series of 11 prints so far.

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Like I say, it is a unique take on the franchise. One that I admire, even if I don’t get the aesthetics of the series.

Richard also has a limited run of 100 A4 giclee prints printed on high quality Archival paper. Each one is hand signed and numbered by the artist. They are £50 each and due to ship in June 2018.

Like any series, some are better than others and of the set, R2 D2, Chewbacca, Admiral Ackbar and Greedo are my favourites.

Equitem Tempestus (Storm Trooper)CE752E3D-D80B-4E9A-9EF8-CC110513279ERoboduobus Deoduobus (R2-D2)7DA573C6-2251-46E1-9CF9-F2B223427687Consocius Potiopoetapolitus (C3-P0)76515322-CC10-4461-8AB1-C0A6ABF6FA0FGlaucus Trahaxo (Greedo)967BD09E-54D9-41DD-919E-B48692A953C1Aureus Aequor (Adminral Ackbar)968C9D65-B130-48D1-B2AE-ED4B0697FA4EEgo Solus (Han Solo)AAA9A393-32F3-4BE1-BED0-84FADF675CC5Chaetebarbatus Bonamicii (Chewbacca)774AF031-4C52-45AD-A1DA-840045F3233BArenicolus Ambucastrum (Sandcrawler and Jawa)1B4CD368-9EF1-450C-A10D-0E6CCD6B78B9Volatus Trimotoria (Tie Fighter Pilot)99C1A714-D95F-4310-944E-2C64BF4AA8E7Dominus Magister (Yoda)9B6193BA-1DB5-478D-9396-254EEB49E650I wonder if there will be any more, as Vader and Boba Fett are conspicuous in their absence.

Number 2 of 100 arrived this morning and I have to say that it is a really nice quality print. The paper is of good quality and the image is razor sharp.

 

 

About mffanrodders

A keen Star Wars collector since 1977, my collection focus seems to have taken on a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship. Why the Millennium Falcon? No one else seemed to have one at the time and it was fair to say that i had difficulty resisting the higher end models. My friend, icruise from Rebelscum has a superb blog for his Jabba the Hutt collection, I thought that i'd start this blog to chart my own collection of Millennium Falcon related stuff as it increases. Well, that was the plan but it now seems to be more about cataloguing any Millennium Falcon item in general now so that i can come back to them later.
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2 Responses to Malluvium Volans by Richard Wilkinson

  1. Brian says:

    wow, I say this is truly original and creative!

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