Saturday 10 May 2014

Juan Ortiz art reborn as trading card set

Juan Ortiz's TOS retro poster series is now complete, collected in a book, and printed on a myriad of other products, but there's still life in this art! Coming in June will be a new set of trading cards from Rittenhouse Archives, which will feature all eighty of Ortiz's TOS prints, and many other designs too.

The cards will come in packs of five, with twenty-four packs in a box, and twelve boxes per case. In addition to the base set of the Ortiz poster series, also mixed in will be:
  • Autographed versions of the retro poster series (distribution not announced).
  • Gold-based versions of the posters, with facsimile autographs from Ortiz (found in one in twenty-four packs).
  • Ortiz's twenty-two image series of TAS poster designs (found in one in twelve packs).
  • Sketch cards for each second and third season episodes (one hand-drawn sketch card will be included in each box).
  • Autographed character photo cards (one of these will be in each box too).
  • Seven portraits of the bridge crew (in one in twenty-four packs).
  • Nine bridge crew "abstracts" (also in one in twenty-four packs).
If you buy by the case-load there are further bonuses:
  • Each case will include a portrait of either the Enterprise or a Romulan ship. 
  • Six cases will get you painted art cards, either "Ships of Star Trek" by Charles Hall, or "The Cage" Mick or Matt Glebe.
  • Nine cases get you a "Mirror, Mirror" card signed by both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
  • Eighteen cases will get you a special archive box for the collection.

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