Looks Like The Posters For SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Ripped Off a Series of "Legacy Recordings" Album Covers
Whoa! This is pretty crazy. It seems like the poster designs for Solo: A Star Wars Story are a complete rip off of a series of "Legacy Recordings" album covers. According to artist Hachim Bahous, The album covers were created in 2015 and as you can see in the side by side comparison image below, the similarities of the designs is uncanny.
As you might imagine, the artist seems a little irritated that Disney didn't ask for his permission or credit his work. He posted the following statement on social media:
Left the official posters of the next Star Wars (Disney), right the compiles for which I made the creation in 2015 for Sony Music France / Legacy Recordings France following the brief of the project leader Romain 'Rpiz' Pizon.
I am flattered that the quality of my work is recognized, but it is still pure and simple forgery, I have not been asked for my permission, I wish to be credited and paid for this work I have done for Sony!
Now that this has been pointed out, I wouldn't be surprised if Disney and Lucasfilm end up changing the stylistic direction of the marketing for the film. There's no way in hell that the similar design style was a coincidence on this. Just take a look for yourself! Someone on the Lucasfilm marketing team is going to be in some hot water.
Thanks to Joe Goyette for the tip!