If you are looking for a bit of Retro-Cool, look no further than this retro promotional poster by Martin Ansin for the Space Seed episode of Star Trek.  This poster from Mondo sold out very quickly, so unless you have a friend who landed one, or are a keen eBay shopper, you’ll just have to take the jump to gaze upon the beauty that is today’s Art Appreciation installment.

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Martin put a lot of time and energy into this print and we asked him to give a little insight into what he was thinking as he designed the poster:

“I wanted the poster to work in a rational way, almost like a chart; many bits of information are shown as graphic elements…

In there you may find several references to the Space Seed episode: modified DNA, a shadowy hand that could take over the globe, the universe or just a small planet (spoiler!), some data sets, and even Castor and Pollux (the Gemini constellation), a tip by Prof. Rob Jones; as the original writers meant for Khan to be a reflection of Kirk, like Castor and Pollux, they too are connected through their attributes as leaders.”

via Mondo

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. June 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    Khan looks good, but more like Martin Landau than Ricardo Montalban. Even so, way cool image.

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