Illustrator Juan Ortiz has scripted a love letter to Star Trek: The Original Series in the form of a book of movie posters. Ortiz, a fan of the show since it originally aired, gave himself the task of creating a movie poster for each of the 80 episodes, to celebrate the cinematic television series.
In Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz, the posters were created as if the episode were a movie with its own marketing. Using a range of styles all reminiscent of vintage movie posters of the ’60s and ’70s, Ortiz created a collection of art that is representative of the turbulent times when the series aired as well as Ortiz’s own personal reaction to each episode. He tells Fast Co.Design:
What was great about the series is that it was so many things at once, all wrapped up in sci-fi: it could be a courtroom drama, a western, a war tale, or anything else, just set in space. What binds them all together, though, is the contemporary social and political backdrop of the ’60s and the ’70s. I have more vivid memories of those decades than any that followed. But those days weren’t all groovy.
Click through the gallery below to see a sampling of Ortiz’s movie posters: