Friday, October 22, 2010

Star Wars and Star Trek Posters by Tom Whalen on sale today will be releasing 2 new posters in their line of Star Wars and Star Trek art prints today at a random time. The artist is Tom Whalen

Jabba's Palace and what Tom had to say about it.

the the scenes in jabba's palace perfectly encapsulate the dense, alien-rich texture of star wars that completely hooked me as a kid and continue to inspire my work today.

i remember sitting in the theater as a 9 year-old and being completely blown away by the sheer variety of spectacles in the palace; the jade-skinned slave girl, the tiny scavenger turned fan-boy, the worm-like translator, one of our heroes hung as a trophy, and, of course the bloated slug crime lord and his twisted pet.

i envision my poster as a family portrait of this collection of miscreants taken shortly before meeting their ultimate demise.

poster specs:
• 4 spot color screenprint on offwhite stock
• size: 26" x 17.5"
• limited edition of 260

Star Trek Journey to Babel details from Tom

when mondotees contacted me to illustrate a poster for the journey to babel episode of star trek: the original series, i wanted to bring to it a vibrant, clean design sense that evoked the retro/future vision of the show. from the gallery of alien delegates to the hierarchy of mr. spock's family, the classic episode provided me an abundance of visuals to work with.

when i began this project, i had only seen a hand full of ST:TOS episodes, and most of those were when i was a kid. having watched a few to get me in the right frame of mind to design this poster, i can finally see why this franchise has so many rabid fans. it truly was an amazing, thought provoking, progressive show. i can't wait to go back and watch more episodes!

poster specs:
• 4 spot color screenprint on offwhite stock
• size: 18" x 24"
• limited edition of 260

1 comment:

  1. I really like this Star Trek poster. It reminds me of the the Ansin Space Seed print, which I was not able to get. Here's hoping for this one!