Earlier this year, Vice Press began releasing a series of Star Trek movie poster art prints with the promise of more to come from the “small screen.” Today they make good on that with the release of art prints featuring Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks.
A fitting tribute to “The Last Generation”
For Picard Vice is releasing the final official poster for season three celebrating the return of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast and their iconic ship, the USS Enterprise-D. Posters for the season and series finale (titled “The Last Generation”) were handed out at the very limited IMAX screenings of the two-part finale in April. The design pays clear homage to the original art from Star Trek: First Contact, while encompassing the characters and story from the final season of Picard. Today Vice Press is releasing a limited run of two art prints of this design.
Poster artist Paul Shipper was one of the original talents mentioned by Vice Press when the UK-based company initially announced its alternative poster art line. While this is Shipper’s first entry in the Vice Press series, he is already an accomplished Star Trek artist, having previously worked with IDW on titles such as “Khan” and “City on the Edge of Forever.” Shipper also contributed key art for Star Trek: Discovery. In Vice’s press release, Shipper claims to be especially excited that the poster will now be available to fans:
“I got to work on the initial key art for the Premiere and then asked to create another piece of key art for the finalé, which is the piece that Vice Press are releasing. I am so pleased that the Picard work will be made available in this way so it can live long and prosper on the walls of the all the fans who loved the show!”
The Picard art prints will be available in two editions. A standard edition, which is limited to 175, will be £39.99 (about $52). A foil edition, limited to 150, will be £49.99 (about $60). Both editions will be hand-numbers and measure 24×36 inches.
Lower Decks gets even more cinematic
Not limited to live-action Trek, Vice Press is also commemorating Lower Decks with a release of four separate prints showcasing the key art for all four seasons. The set makes a particularly nice companion to Vice Press’ theatrical Trek offerings, as each Lower Decks image is itself a spoof of a Star Trek movie poster.
The limited edition Lower Decks posters will be available individually or as a set. This opens up the potential for many fun display possibilities.
The Lower Decks artwork will be available in a single edition, limited to 2,000 pieces. Each print will be A2-sized (roughly 16.5×23.4 inches) and will be hand-numbered. Fans may choose a single poster at £29.99 each (about $38) or take a set of all four for £99.99 (about $125).
Both the Picard and Lower Decks art will be released for sale today (Thursday, November 30th) at 6 PM GMT (1 PM US Eastern, 10 AM US Pacific) exclusively on the official Vice Press website.