Friday, 20 March 2015

Ships of the Line poster collection on the way!

I hope you've got a lot of wall space starship fans, because Universe Publishing have got a real treat on the way! Coming in October is Star Trek: Ships of the Line Posters, a collection of twenty-four poster prints of artwork from the Ships of the Line calendar series. Here is the cover and blurb:

Easily framed, high-quality, collectible prints by fan-favorite artists depict iconic scenes and the world-famous spacecraft, in celebration of Star Trek’s landmark 50th anniversary in 2016.

Conceptual artists and graphic designers breathe incredible life into the alien worlds, serene galactic vistas, famous missions, and harrowing battles from Star Trek history in twenty-four stunning Ships of the Line posters. Formerly included in the long-running Star Trek: Ships of the Line calendar and used as novel covers, none of these images has ever been available in poster form.

This boxed collection of easily framed posters gives fans an all-new, accessible way to display artwork from their favorite sci-fi franchise. Vividly reproduced on high-quality stock and including the artist’s name and the title image, each print makes an elegant addition to any fan’s space. Together, it’s a serious collection of eye-popping official Star Trek artwork.
There are a few hints about what will be included, but not enough to narrow down to any definite images. Amazon list the following as contributing artists: Doug Drexler, John Eaves, Koji Kuramura, and DM Phoenix. Amazon also have a short secondary blurb under the author section of their listing, which outlines some of the subjects that will be included:
Each version of the U.S.S. Enterprise is included, from Star Trek: The Original Series, the films, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as Deep Space 9, the U.S.S. Voyager, and other familiar vessels, such as Klingon birds-of-prey and a Borg Cube.
This is quite the bumper year for Ships of the Line, as well as the 2016 calendar on the way, there's a 2016 calendar poster coming too, and of course the most recent edition of the Ships of the Line book released late last year. It's a good time to be a starship fan!

2 comments:

ETY3 said...

Any idea how big the posters are? (Contemplating frames, of course.)

8of5 said...

No specifics yet. Other poster collections from Universe Publishing have been 11x14 inches though.