J J Abrams trademark flares
Great Episode 7 teaser design, this was the go to artwork used for very many posts about the announcement of the films back in January 2013. Incidentally the poster was done before J J Abrams was confirmed to be the Director, so the use of his trademark lense flares are purely coincidental.
The artist was Pierre-Luc Boucher from Canada, going under the pseudonym themadbutcher on the popular art site Deviantart. Pierre explains about the thinking behind the teaser poster, “When I heard the news that a new Star Wars movie was in production, I knew I had to create a poster, despite never having seen the original trilogy (blasphemy, I know…) Then last week, a rumor started (that turned out to be false) saying that Zack Snyder was planning a standalone movie inspired by Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai”. That’s when I decided on the simple concept of a lone Jedi standing in a field under the starry sky of a galaxy far, far away.”