This Star Wars font is based upon the official Star Wars logo typeface. This is the most recognizable of all Star Wars fonts because it is used in movie, games and poster titles.
The Star Jedi font is an iconic font based on the lettering used in the Star Wars logo. The free available version that can be accessed online was designed by Boba Fonts in 1998. This font shows up in many of the official Star Wars logos and has evolved over the course of the franchise.
The original logo was designed by Suzy Rice, using Helvetica Black as a reference. She was given direction from George Lucas to design a ‘fascist’ font. This resulted in the sharp lines and bold graphics in the early posters and film logos for A New Hope. The logo was later modified by Joe Johnston, a graphic designer for the Star Wars films. His designs incorporated the extended curvature in the S and the R of “Star Wars”, while keeping the bold inspirations from Rice’s design. This design, which uses a font most similar to the Star Jedi font, first appeared as part of the film logo in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), the second Star Wars film to be made. Within the promotions of that film, the logo and fonts were angled, which highlight the sci-fi futuresque nature of the film.
Beginning with The Empire Strikes Back, the initial focus within the logo is the title of the film itself, with the size of the letter of “The Empire Strikes Back” sized larger when compared to the lettering of “Star Wars”. This changed with The Return of the Jedi in 1983. While the “Star Wars” lettering within the logo took on the same shape, the “Return of the Jedi” used a softer serif font, using commonly used Times New Roman. The lettering was also no longer angled.
With the prequel trilogy, the emphasis within the logos was no longer the title of the film, but the episode number itself. The lettering for “Episode I” trumped the size of both “Star Wars” and “The Phantom Menace”. This is perhaps in service to the franchise’s need to educate its viewers on what a prequel was. To complete the cycle, within the final trilogy, starting with The Force Awakens in 2015, the logo lettering anchored down on the franchise itself, with “Star Wars” being the largest out of the three elements.