Get ready to enjoy Star Trek: The Original Series, in a brand-new way with Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz… which actually is brand-new, even though it looks old. Confused? Stick with me a little longer and it will be as obvious as a guy wearing a red shirt not making it to the end of an episode.
Star Trek’s original 5-year mission was shared with Trekkers through 80 episodes of the cult classic show, and artist Juan Ortiz wondered what it would be like if each episode was treated like a movie, complete with a snazzy poster as a promo. He used 60’s movie posters, comic books, pulp novel covers, and advertisements to get his retro-style inspiration, resulting in images like the ones below.
About the Artist
Juan Ortiz is an avid Star Trek enthusiast and an accomplished artist that set out to create an art program representing each of the 80 episodes from the Star Trek: The Original Series. The artwork embodies his passion for the series, the transformational Sixties, and the visceral reaction generated from each episode.
Since 1985, Juan has been an illustrator/designer for Disney and Warner Bros. and has penciled covers for DC Comics’ Looney Tunes and Tiny Toons magazines. He is also the publisher of his own comic book series, Silver Comics, seen in the Disney/Dreamworks release I Am Number Four (produced by Steven Spielberg) as well as The Skull Army, a macabre/detective pulp, featuring his creation (named) The End.
See the early adventures of Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the Enterprise crew in a unique, artistic way with Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz for $24.92 at Amazon.com, $23.72 at Barnes & Noble, $23.97 at Walmart.com and £16.49 at Amazon.co.uk.
(via Topless Robot)