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A highlight of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary celebrations last year was the Star Trek art book and accompanying traveling exhibition, “Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years”. The collection is a triumph of risky artistic choices that, for the most part, paid off.
Purveyors of “fine art from the future”, Bye Bye Robot have released four new poster prints in celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.
With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek finally here, we thought we’d show you some of the more interesting anniversary products you can pick up to commemorate the event. We know there are some great books out there, including The Fifty Year Mission (in two parts, reviews to come), The Star Trek Book (review also coming soon), and National Geographic’s Star Trek The Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages, and of course the new 50th anniversary Blu-ray set. There’s also IDW’s Star Trek 50th Anniversary Cover Celebration. But if you’re looking for something a little quirkier, check out some of the items in our round-up, many of which were announced as partnerships earlier this year.
A new Star Trek art exhibit entitled “Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years” will feature Trek-themed art pieces by 50 artists from 10 countries around the world and will include a photographic tribute to Mr. Spock by the late Leonard Nimoy.
Independent art publisher Bye Bye Robot, purveyors of “fine art from the future”, have unveiled five new Star Trek posters, available now from some of their favorite returning artists and a few new ones. Check them all out after the jump.
Bye Bye Robot, an independent art publisher who has been publishing licensed Star Trek-related artwork since 2011, is releasing 4 new posters inspired by the 4 TNG feature films. The prints, created by artist Matt Ferguson, are designed to be reminiscent of old movie-house posters from the past. All the posters contain a stylistic similarity.
Pop artist Juan Ortiz who has been creating retro movie-style posters for all Original Series episodes recently completed all TOS episodes. Titan Books is now releasing the entire TOS collection in a limited edition coffee table book in the US and UK. It’s a great deal for those who want all of the episode posters in one collection. Ortiz has now moved on to The Animated Series, and is on a fourth wave of posters for those episodes.
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.
The seventh set of the cool retro style posters promoting individual episodes of the original Star Trek have been revealed. The new set of four prints from Qmx includes "Amok Time," "Operation Annihilate," "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" and "Day of the Dove." And now the designs of this series of posters are available on T-Shirts as well. More info below.
The creative folks at QMx have announced a couple of exciting new Star Trek products. First up they are finally ready to take pre-orders on a replica of the Starfleet Academy ring from the new JJ Abrams movies (and it’s only $20). They have also revealed the latest set of cool retro posters for the original Star Trek. Check out all the details and images below.
This year continues to be one of the best for new Star Trek art posters. There is a new poster commemorating Star Trek: The Next Generation from Bye Bye Robot, and a new set of retro-style posters for four episodes of the original Star Trek from QMx. Check them out below.
Replica maker QMx is venturing into are of cool Star Trek prints and also moving into creating items for the original series, with their announcement of a series of prints themed around TOS episodes. They have announced a new series of episode posters for TOS, revealing the first four to be released. Eventually they will release posters for all the episodes. More details below.
In March we reported on the launch of ByeByeRobot, a new fine art Star trek licensee, which is giving MondoPrints competition in the cool Trek poster and art world. The company has announced a new fun poster promoting "Shuttle Service" on planet Cestus III. Check it out below.
If you are looking for some art to jazz up your place, today you have an interesting new option. A new Star Trek fine art licensee titled Bye Bye Robot has been launched. They are offering prints and canvases of original art inspired by Star Trek. More info and a few examples below.
Today we share another great video from Doug Drexler featuring animated versions of the 2012 "Ships of the Line" from the calendar of the same name. Check it out below.
The creative artists at Mondo have another one of their limited edition Star Trek posters going on sale on Friday. This time they are taking inspiration from the original Star Trek episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield." Check out a preview below.
One way to make counting the days going by a big more fun is to do it with a Star Trek calendar. In 2012 there will again be two choices: an original series calendar, and a "Ships of the Line" calendar. Today TrekMovie has exclusive previews for both.
A new licensee is hoping to make Star Trek fine art available to collectors of all types with a new range of art at affordable prices. Iron Gut Publishing has just launched their "Star Trek Fine Art Collection" from an impressive group of artists. Find out more below.
Mondo Tees two new Star Trek posters coming out tomorrow. One for the original Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror" and the other for "The Menagerie." Check them both out below.
There are many ways to express your love for Star Trek, but one of the most profound is to actually ink Star Trek onto your body. Over the last few days some Trek fans have been sending in photos of their Star Trek tattoos via Twitter. Check out some epic Trek ink below. [UPDATED with more tats]
Veteran Star Trek visual effects artist Dan Curry is the subject of a new interview focusing on his job with the NBC spy show Chuck, but he also ventures into his time with Star Trek, including discussing how he came up with the icon Klingon Bat’leth. .