Two New Star Trek Posters Released From Bye Bye, Robot. Impressionist Style Of Futuristic Machinery
I’ve never been so impressed with an artist’s skill before. Ok, ok…I had to squeeze that pun into the article somewhere, so I thought I’d give you a break and get it over with quickly.
Now, feast your peepers on the new line of posters we’re Bye Bye, Robot is launching today. It’s a brand new, fully licensed, series of Star Trek ships as shown through the artist Jeff Foster’s eyes. His style, being highly influenced by the Impressionists of the late 1800’s, brings this unique juxtaposition of past and future together. No longer is your fandom stuck in the game-room, these art pieces can bring your Star Trek collection straight into your living room. Their beautiful colors, delicate technique, and iconic imagery appeal to fans and art collectors alike.
Bye Bye, Robot had its live convention debut last month at Houston’s Comicpalooza, where the new posters were met by happy fans. One of the “Exploration” posters was even signed by George Takei (which you can see in the photos of Bye Bye, Robot’s Facebook page. Be sure to “like” the page while you’re there). This month was just as exciting with BayouCon. Our Bye Bye, Robot booth was placed near the celebrity guests, J.G. Hertzler (Martok, DS9) and Robert O’Reilly (Gowron, Next Gen & DS9) and happened to catch the eye of the pair of Klingons. J.G. Hertzler paid us quite the complement with “Hunting For Prey” (the Klingon Bird of Prey poster) by stopping by and telling us how much he liked it. We were extremely flattered, to say the very least, and the artist was thrilled beyond words.
The series, called “Impressions of the Future”, currently holds two unforgettable posters. The first, “Exploration” is a vivid depiction of the U.S.S. Enterprise in yellows and blues. The second, “Hunting for Prey” is a striking scene of Klingon Birds of Prey decloaking near a fiery burst of red and orange hues. This series, as with all of Bye Bye, Robot’s series, will be ongoing and expanding. And we’ve even overheard the Robot say that it already has new additions in the queue ready to blow away the fans and collectors. Be sure not to miss any of this new series. Its future is on your walls.
Read the official press release below:
BYE BYE ROBOT RELEASES NEW IMPRESSIONIST STYLE STAR TREK™ POSTER SERIES BY ARTIST JEFF FOSTER
An art style harkening back to the Impressionists, featuring the U.S.S. Enterprise & Klingon Birds-of-Prey.
Austin, Texas – July 5, 2012 Bye Bye Robot is pleased to announce a brand new series of fully licensed STAR TREK posters from Southern California painter and illustrator Jeff Foster. The new series blends this artist’s impressionistic style with iconic ship imagery from STAR TREK movies and television series. The initial launch includes “Exploration,” a striking rendition of the Starship Enterprise set against a colorfully painted background that will delight both STAR TREK fans and art lovers. Also included is “Hunting for Prey” featuring three foreboding Klingon Birds-of-Prey against a vividly red, nebula bursting, star field.
Launched at Comicplaooza in Houston, the new posters were a hit with STAR TREK™ fans & art collectors alike.
“We are thrilled with the popularity of the new series,” says Charity Wood, Co-Founder of Bye Bye Robot. “Jeff’s work brings another dimension to the realm of SciFi & STAR TREK artwork. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for the rest of his series”
Both the “Exploration” and “Hunting for Prey” posters, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, are available for purchase today from http://www.byebyerobot.com for $25 plus shipping. The new poster will also be available at Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek Convention Las Vegas in August.
About Jeff Foster
Jeff Foster is a Southern California artist who’s been working in illustration and painting for the past 17 years. Receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration from California State University Long Beach, Jeff shows his work throughout Southern California while bolstering his list of private collectors.
About Bye Bye Robot, LLC
Founded in 2011 by Charity and Chris Wood, Bye Bye Robot is an independent publisher of art. Currently, they are a licensed seller of original works of art based on all of Gene Roddenberry’s live action Star Trek TV series plus Original Series and Next Generation movies. Bye Bye Robot is dedicated to creating deeply immersive, visually spectacular pieces of art that will amaze and inspire viewers for generations.
About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.