Monday, October 28, 2013

Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz Book Review

Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz Cover Artwork

The Blot recently got to review the awesome new hardcover art book Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz and it is seriously fantastic! Whether you’re a fan of Star Trek: The Original Series or just love a good movie/TV poster, you will definitely want to check out this beautiful oversized book published by Titan Books. Artist Juan Ortiz, an avid Star Trek fan, took on the challenge of creating a unique retro poster design for each one of the series original 80 episodes. The artwork embodies his passion for the series, the transformational Sixties, and the visceral reaction generated from each episode.

Star Trek The Art of Juan Ortiz Television Episode Poster

Each Star Trek: The Original Series poster is a little different, with each design embodying a variety of different styles like that of a ‘60s movie poster, comic book, pulp novel cover or advertisement. The common theme is their retro look and love of all things Star Trek: TOS. What’s wonderful about this art book is how Titan utilized every inch of this 14.4”x10.3” oversized book, with each poster taking up an entire page! It really allows the reader to appreciate each and every design.

Star Trek The Art of Juan Ortiz Television Episode Posters

For a while there it was all the rage on the internet to create fake retro and minimalistic movie posters for TV shows, super heroes and music albums. But Juan Ortiz definitely out did them all with this Star Trek series. It’s especially cool to see these posters become officially licensed. Ortiz didn’t just stop with this TOS poster series though, as he has continue to create all sorts of awesome Star Trek art since these designs have become so popular.

Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz is available now in bookstores everywhere with a suggested retail price of $39.95! If you’re not able to find it at your local book store, you can order one from Amazon for just $26.76 here. It’s definitely worth it!
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