Galactic Empire Logo

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Galactic Empire is a fictional state in a star system with a republican system of government from the Star Wars franchise. It first appeared in the 1977 film. It was then mentioned in three more TV sequels, in 1980, 1983, and 2021 films. Autocracy was created by 19 BBY of Galactic Republic and became the key antagonistic faction of the Fantastic Cinematic Universe. The author of the logo is costume designer John Mollo.

Meaning and History

Galactic Empire Symbol

The authoritarian superpower was officially proclaimed by Sheev Palpatine, Supreme Chancellor. The occasion was an unsuccessful attempt by the Jedi to remove him from office, followed by the extermination of the Jedi Order in the then-existing Galactic Republic. This became the political and administrative ground for the formation of the Galactic Empire. The Republic essentially dissolved during the chaos and devastation of Clone Wars. After the massacre of the unwanted, Palpatine self-proclaimed himself emperor and turned the Galactic Republic into Galactic Empire.

A round sign consisting of six equal-sized stripes diverging in different directions was chosen as the national emblem. Together with the circle placed in the center, they resemble the sun with rays, confirming the authoritarianism and autocracy of the new political structure. Sheev Palpatine marked everything he could and could not touch with this symbol: uniforms, propaganda posters, flags, starships, and more.

The distinctive Galactic Empire emblem prototype was the former Galactic Republic emblem it had chosen as its coat of arms during Clone Wars. But it was not a direct copy but a modified version. The original had an eight-pointed round shape, from which six hubs remain. In reality, it was designed by John Mollo, the costume designer for the two films of the legendary television series.

Despite the antagonism of the formation that the coat of arms represents, it has several positive associations at once. The first is the sun, surrounded by solid protection, the second is the steering wheel (helm) of a ship, and the third is the cog from a complex mechanism. The emblem takes pride of place in the center of the imperial flag.

At the same time, the emblem is distinguished by two spaces – the real (drawn) and the negative (what transpires through the depicted elements). This artistic device makes it ambiguous. It appears that the middle of the sign is empty. It is surrounded by a massive black construction of complex configuration, similar to a sewer maintenance hole. It is connected to a thin frame with six short lines.

And the outline is located at a small distance from the main elements, so the logo evokes an association with a steering wheel or steering wheel. In particular, the details of the coat of arms are geometric shapes of strict shape. Among them are trapezes – six small (closer to the edge) and as many large (they start in the center). The outer stripe is flat, with six inwardly directed teeth.

Font and Colors of the Emblem

Galactic Empire Emblem

There is no text on the coat of arms – only a graphic image. That’s why no font is used. The color scheme is classical monochrome. It conveys tension, pushes emotions, and in combination with the image of a cogwheel, provokes a gloomy mood. All of the painted elements are painted in black. The figures in the negative space, as well as the background, are white. That is, the palette carries political overtones: the evil forces have surrounded and restrained the sunny (bright) beginning.