Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Where No Fan Has Gone Before
Anybody who’s known me for a while understands that I’m a longtime Star Trek fans. So I was excited to learn about a new hardcover book, Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz (Titan). It seems that Ortiz, an illustrator/designer for Disney and Warner Bros., has spent years developing movie-style posters for all 79 episodes (plus the pilot) of the original Star Trek TV series. “Drawing inspiration from pulp book covers, advertisements, comic books, and ’60s movie posters, the achievement is impressive to Trekkies and ’60s design fans alike,” says Flavorwire in its look at Ortiz’s efforts.
The poster above was inspired by the “space hippies” episode, “The Way to Eden,” broadcast originally on February 21, 1969.
READ MORE: “All 80 Original Episodes of the Original Star Trek TV Show,” by Robert Newman (Newmanology).