Tribute to Noriyoshi Ohrai who died on October 27, 2015. Noriyoshi Ohrai was born in Akashi, Japan in 1935. After studying at the Art department of Tokyo University of the Arts, he began to work as an illustrator since 1962.

In 1980 his image illustration of Star Wars which he posted to a science fiction magazine caught the eye of George Lucas. At Lucas’s request, Ohrai illustrated the poster that was used internationally for Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, which made him famous internationally.