Friday 6 December 2013

December's retro prints have revealed the seventeen set of four print in Juan Ortiz's retro TOS series. They also posted their usual commentary from Ortiz on each design, highlights of which you'll find below:

The Changeling
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.
Errand of Mercy
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.
Return to Tomorrow
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 Deadly Years
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:

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