The image derived from the opening scene where Nomad fires upon the Enterprise. I wanted Nomad to take on a more human-like form. The antennas here work as arms, while his body is removed so that I can add speed-lines. It gave me a sort of "super-villain" feel to it, so I added the copy.
Speaking about how the Klingon battlecruiser ended up ingeniously used as a sword hilt, Ortiz noted:
It was initially a sword stabbing the planet. But as most fans know, that is the symbol for the Federation in the Mirror universe. So the challenge was to make it Klingon.
I again turned to Russian posters for my inspiration and I had always wanted to try placing an eye within the Enterprise hull, simply as a design element. The stripes are a recurring element within Russian posters.
The attempt was more of the implication of Death, looming over the Enterprise as Kirk and some of his crew rapidly aged.The usual T-shirts and glasses featuring the designs have also been previewed. Continue after the jump for a look at those: