Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz

Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz (2013) is a gorgeous coffee-table size book. Ortiz who has worked for Disney and Warner Brothers and published his own comic book series was looking to create something unique and uniquely his. He has definitely done just that with  his re-imagining of the classic episodes of Star Trek. The images are reminiscent of movie posters and combine elements which evoke the spirit of the classic television series as well as the 1960s of Trek's initial run. Each poster-size page is a gem in and of itself, but as a collection the book is extraordinarily lovely.

In addition to the beautiful artwork, the back of the book gives short, sometime humorous synopses of each episode as well as a brief explanation from Ortiz on the influences on his artwork for the particular poster and the effect he was striving for. 

This makes a perfect gift for the Trek fan in your life (ask me how I know...my best friend gifted this to me for Christmas of 2015). Or indulge yourself and splurge on this one-of-a-kind collection of artwork. ★★★★

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