Like quite a few GFR readers, I’ll be hitting up one of the midnight showings of Star Trek Into Darkness. Unlike most GFR readers, I’m pretty sure I can claim it as a tax deduction. I liked a lot of things about J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, hated with a passion a few other things, and was left with the impression that the new Trek team had the makings of a good movie if they could hammer out the problems. Early word from international reviews has been pretty positive, so my cautious optimism is slightly less cautious. Either way, I look forward to watching Benedict Cumberbatch chew scenery, sets, and possibly several unnamed extras.
In the meantime, you can check out this very groovy array of fan-made posters for Star Trek Into Darkness. The folks over at Blurppy invited a bunch of ridiculously talented artists to submit the iconic Into Darkness poster they would design if they were in charge of the film’s marketing, and the results are pretty stellar. In the gallery below you can see artwork from Matt Ferguson, Paul Shipper, Marko Manev, Marie Bergeron, Adam Rabalais, Rodolfo Reyes, Johnny Dombrowski, Fernando Reza, Tim Anderson, Erin Gallagher, Joe Vetoe, and Chris Garofalo.
I love the sheer variety, from spare simplicity to more abstract imagery. Frankly, several of these are better than the official posters. You can click over to Blurrpy to find info about the artists, as well as alternate versions of some of the posters.
If you’re a loyal GFR reader, you might remember us reporting on Blurrpy doing something similar with fan-designed World War Z posters a few months back. It turns out that project turned out really well for a couple of the World War Z artists: one of them got hired to do the cover for a reissue of one of Max Brooks’ books, and another sold their art to friggin’ Paramount. Nicely done!