Cool Stuff: New ‘Unify Humanity’ Khan Propaganda Poster March 8, 2013by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Art , trackback
You may not have remembered it but Star Trek history tells us that Khan Noonien Singh was the leader of a big part of the globe. And now the fine artists at Bye Bye Robot bring us one of Khan’s propaganda posters. Check it out below.
New poster to show your support for Khan!
Bye Bye Robot is announcing a new poster featuring Captain Kirk’s iconic arch nemesis… Khan! As if straight out of the future-past, this poster, named “Unify Humanity,” sets an austere call for the masses to trust Khan’s “superiority” and leadership. Based on the early-to-mid last century’s communist propaganda posters of some of the world’s most persuasive leaders, this poster has a tongue-in-cheek take on these previous commanders and their push for obedience.
“The vintage distressed look and feel of it make it seem like I’ve been transported back to that era…or is that forward? It’s exactly what Khan would say, if he were in charge,” jokes Charity Wood, Co-Founder of Bye Bye Robot. “All joking aside, though, this new propaganda poster from Steve is a perfect addition to his retro collection.”
The fourth poster in the set, from illustrator Steve Thomas, this propaganda poster fits right in with the retro feel of the previous three. Choosing colors and styles that were prominent in the real propaganda posters of the time lends an authentic feel to Khan’s rhetoric. It sports the phrase, “Unify Humanity Alongside Khan” and set in the year 1994, it touts the benefits that humanity would have if they would allow Khan to rule.
Speaking of Khan, Bye Bye Robot also has a cool poster featuring the exile ship for Khan and his fellow genetic supermen, the SS Botany Bay, designed by artist Mark Brayer. See that below.
Both the “Khan Propaganda” poster and "SS Botanay Bay," are, under license by CBS Consumer Products, and are available for purchase today from www.byebyerobot.com for $25 plus shipping.