Producer Gary Kurtz gave the commission to Tom Chantrell, and it is this design that is now recognised as the image that launched the Star Wars Global franchise. There are two versions of Chantrell's "Star Wars” Poster, the pre-Oscar and the post-Oscar. Basically, a couple of weeks after the launch of the Film in the UK, Star Wars was nominated for the Oscars and text to this effect was hastily added (lower right). In a nutshell, the Hildebrandt team produced the initial Poster design & this went to print before Producer Gary Kurtz gave the commission to Tom Chantrell (the key characters in the Hildebrandt design were deemed too anonymous & Kurtz wanted them to feature more strongly). Chantrell's Poster, of course supplied the goods & it is this design that is now instantly recognised as the image that launched the Star Wars Global franchise.