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One story in one piece of 123 meters length. An adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV in a style that was inspired by infographics.


It was created with Adobe Illustrator CC in 2016. Its exact measures are: 1024 x 465152 px / 27 x 12307 cm / 10.6 x 4845.3-inch I first came up with the idea for this project in January 2015 and I started working on it beside my contract works (a selection is featured on

All together it took me approximately 1000 hours and I finished it in May 2016. This long ribbon reminds the ancient Chinese script rolls that had to be rolled in and rolled out simultaneously in order to be read. I like this stretch between ages, cultures, and technologies. However, internet likes short stories and summaries, quickly understandable contents. With my work I aimed to create a contrast to that.

At this point I would like to thank the Star Wars Universe community for their good advice, the encouragements and their keen eye which was of great help realizing this project and to keep it as closely to the original as possible.

Star Wars series has had a heavy impact on pop culture and they continue to influence through generations. It is a modern form of mythology and the IV episode is where it all began. Other than this Star Wars is a childhood memory.

Maybe some of you may recall your very own and personal sensations you had when you first saw the film. My visual style leaves more space for the individual imaginary universe. Star Wars went far beyond cinema. On the official side there are all the merchandising products and on the other hand, there is an enormous amount of underground fan art, reenactments and costume conventions. All of them are made spontaneously with no other goal than to be a part of the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars continually inspires and touches its audience through generations. It has become alive and evolves with the zeitgeist. This large format is part of an art project that has received the support of the city of Geneva. More info soon. Please note; I have absolutely no intentions whatsoever to commercialise this work. It is part of an artistic approach, an experiment in order to create an internet curiosity.

This is absolutely STUNNING! 1st time I’ve”watched” StarWars since the ’97 SpecialEdition & well worth it! GR8Job

Luke Skywalker actor


All together, it were 22 Adobe Illustrator files that really made my processors sweat. There are 157 pictures on 123 meters (403.5 ft).


Martin Panchaud

Martin is a graphic novelist and author from Geneva working and living in Zurich. He is active in comics, data storytelling, large narrative formats as well as research on experimental visual communication and infographics. Https://

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