Over the past few weeks, Chrome Yellow has been running a series of reviews of the TOS movies, each accompanied by a new poster design by artist Matt Ferguson. The series is now complete, and Ferguson is hoping to be able to produce them as prints, so spread the word; let’s drum up some support, as they’re pretty good! My favourite, by quite a wide margin, is The Undiscovered Country, which illustrates one of the coolest effects sequences, in probably the best film, in brilliant style. I would definitely buy a print of this!
StarTrek.com has previewed the second set of retro TOS posters, which should be appearing this month. Featured this time are the episodes Balance of Terror, Charlie X, Wink of an Eye, and And the Children Shall Lead.
Mondo are back with their latest amazing Star Trek poster, which this time is based on the classic episode, The Corbomite Maneuver. The dazzling design by Todd Slater will be available in a standard black edition of 360, and a limited red variation of 130. As ever you’ll have to be fast if you want one, keep an eye on Mondo’s twitter for an on sale announcement TODAY, and then hope you manage to get one in the seconds they typically take to sell out!
You can also see some close-up detail photos of these, here.
At the recent Star Trek convention in Las Vegas Bye Bye Robot unveiled their latest Star Trek posters. TrekMovie have posted the best photos I’ve found s far, which I’ve taken the liberty of straightening up a tad; bare in mind the real things will look better than manipulated photos! Those two are apparently coming soon. While at the convention BBR also had some special stickers for the event on offer.
Starting this month, Quantum Mechanix in the US, and Pyramid in the UK are releasing a series of new TOS retro style posters from artist Juan Ortiz. For the next twenty months (!) they will be releasing sets of four. StarTrek.com have posted an interview with Ortiz explaining how the project came about:
It started with just three posters. I was just doing these for myself, not really thinking about making any money off of them. I liked how they looked and had fun creating them, so I figured why not do more? Even though I had majored in editorial illustration in college, I never really got to work in that field and these posters sort of filled that gap for me creatively.
After I made about 30-40 of them, I showed them to a few professional artist friends of mine and they all insisted that I should have them printed. I had worked as a product designer for Disney and Warner Bros., so my first instinct was to acquire the license and maybe print out a set of postcards or something. I contacted CBS and fortunately for me, the response for the posters was a good one. We decided, however, that having some of the CBS partners create the products would be a better way to go. Up until now, though, I had a tough time believing that it was all really happening. Hopefully the fans will appreciate the effort I made.