Inspiration: Star Trek motion picture

Star Trek poster

This was brought to my attention a few weeks after designing the Commodore 64 piece, and the completely unintentional resemblance my piece has to the first Star Trek movie poster. Not being a huge Star Trek, I don’t remember ever seeing this poster anywhere previously but the similarities in style are undeniable.

The poster was created by Bob Peak, whose movie poster portfolio is incredible.

Since then, a friend brought over the dvd for a viewing and the movie is ripe with 70s computer special effects goodness. They were obviously not going for something realistic, but more taking liberties on designing the effects to look stylized and unique. Very 2001: A Space Odyssey style of 70s psychedelia. It’s well worth a watch for those who like that kind of thing.

4 Comments

  1. Subconscious, James! That’s fantastic!
    Cheers:^)

  2. Aye, they don’t make movie posters like they used to. Too many obviously digital photo-montages for my liking these days! Great link, Nice to see more of his work.

    Loving your work too, really love your style, especially your recent pieces, they are retro future cool in a Tron kind of way!

  3. Make & sell that cassette tape. I’ll buy it and throw it on my keyring or something.

  4. c0p

    when i saw this poster in one of my books i was shocked how modern it was. i`m glad you noticed this too :) nice dig!

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