Star Trek: The Next Generation recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and two new posters have been created to celebrate it.
StarTrek.com recently unveiled the two new prints, which are being produced by merchandise outlet Bye Bye, Robot. The posters are illustrated by Tracie Ching and Charity Wood, both of whom have contributed Star Trek merchandise in the past.
The first poster, courtesy of Ching, is titled "TNG 30." The 18x24 lithograph is printed on 100lb paper, and presents the show's main cast members heroically looking off into the stars. You can read the official description for the print below.
"The 18”x24” lithograph features portraits of the 7 iconic characters most often found on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Crew portraits include: Captain Picard, Commander Riker, Lt. Commander La Forge, Lt. Commander Data, Lt. Worf, Counselor Troi, and Doctor Crusher.Created by using the Red, Gold, and Blue of the different branches in Starfleet, this illustrated Next Gen ensemble is a striking addition to any fan’s collection."
“We’re very pleased to be working again with Tracie Ching,” Bye Bye, Robot co-founder Chris Wood said in a statement. “Her work spans films, concerts, sports and much more, and brings a modern bold style to our Star Trek artwork lineup.”
Make It So
The second print is titled "Make It So", and is courtesy of Wood. The piece measures 14x26, and printed on acid-free heavy-weight card stock. The print depicts the Enterprise floating in a gorgeous galaxy of blue and brown paint splatters. You can read the official description for the print below.
"This print, of the Galaxy class U.S.S. Enterprise, is awash in color and expression. The image is achieved through an innovative technique of, what some may call, reverse painting. Charity begins her paintings on a black canvas, and paints everywhere except the "black lines." This way, the lines aren't placed on at the end as you would normally think of "outlines," but rather, you are seeing the unpainted original black canvas showing through. It's a meditative process of protecting the areas that need to stay black yet letting loose the expressive brush strokes that are necessary for the energetic and striking background."
The print keeps in line with Wood's previous illustrations of other Star Trek ships, such as the USS Voyager.