The striking poster for Star Trek: The Motion Picture has been boldly printed like never before.
A section of Bob Peak's poster for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Photo: Iconic LE Prints
A new company called Iconic LE Prints has secured the rights to release posters by legendary artist Bob Peak as limited edition screen prints. This means that instead of the flimsy, possibly folded one-sheets you've owned for years, now you can have Peak's posters on thick card stock, printed with dozens of different layers of ink - giving each poster a tangible, weighty quality.
First up is Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The 61x91cm poster will go on sale Saturday at 3:00AM AEST in regular (with text) and variant editions of 100 and 50, at a cost of $US120 ($158) or $US140 ($184).
The regular edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Bob Peak. Photo: Iconic LE Prints
The variant edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Bob Peak. Photo: Iconic LE Prints
If this process sounds familiar, it's because other galleries have begun to do the same thing with the work of another famous poster artist, Drew Struzan. His posters for The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, and Back to the Future have all been turned into limited-edition screen prints by various galleries.
This is the first time Peak's work has made the jump, though, and if this edition does well, Iconic LE promises to give more of Peak's iconic posters - which include Superman: The Movie and Apocalypse Now - the same treatment.
For more on the poster and sale info, visit the below link.