ByJonathan J Moya, writer at Creators.co
Movie loving owner of a fashion boutique.
Jonathan J Moya

Star Trek: The Original Series just celebrated its 50th anniversary and fan art tributes have been pouring in. Some depict their favorite episodes or feature their favorite cast member and some even manage to cram references to all 80 episodes on one poster.

However, none have made an attempt to depict the essence of all 80 episodes of TOS on 80 individual posters. That is, until fan artist Juan Ortiz decided to devote the last several years dedicated to this pursuit. The result has been collected into a nice coffee table book titled The Art of Juan Ortiz.

The posters are pretty vintage, '60s looking, and appropriate the common design styles of the time: psychedelic patterns featuring lots of stars and planets and rainbows with an occasional sharp-edge Saul Bass social commentary image thrown in. All are intriguing enough to make you want to binge watch the entire TOS.

Ortiz has been an illustrator/designer for Disney and Warner Bros. and has penciled covers for DC Comics’ Looney Tunes and Tiny Toons magazines. He is also the publisher of his own comic book series, Silver Comics, seen in the Disney/DreamWorks release I Am Number Four (produced by Steven Spielberg) as well as The Skull Army, a macabre/detective pulp, featuring his creation (named) The End.

Enjoy the 40 examples of Ortiz's art I have collected from various sites.

1. The Ultimate Computer

1.  The Ultimate Computer
1. The Ultimate Computer

2. Wink Of An Eye

2.  Wink of an Eye
2. Wink of an Eye

3. The Immunity Syndrome

3.  The Immunity Syndrome
3. The Immunity Syndrome

4. Amok Time

4.  Amok Time
4. Amok Time

5. The Doomsday Machine

5.  The Doomsday Machine
5. The Doomsday Machine

6. Is There In Truth No Beauty?

6.  Is there in Truth no Beauty?
6. Is there in Truth no Beauty?

7. Spock's Brain

7.  Spock's Brain
7. Spock's Brain

8. The Way To Eden

8.  The Way to Eden
8. The Way to Eden

9. What Are Little Girls Made Of?

9.  What are Little Girls Made of?
9. What are Little Girls Made of?

10. Mirror Mirror

10.  Mirror Mirror
10. Mirror Mirror

11. Balance Of Terror

11. Balance of Terror
11. Balance of Terror

12. Cat's Paw

12.  Cat's Paw
12. Cat's Paw

13. Return To Tomorrow

13.   Return to Tomorrow
13. Return to Tomorrow

14. The Apple

14.  The Apple
14. The Apple

15. The Menagerie: Part One

15.  The Menagerie:  Part One
15. The Menagerie: Part One

16. The Galileo Seven

16.  The Galileo Seven
16. The Galileo Seven

17. The Mark Of Gideon

17.  The Mark of Gideon
17. The Mark of Gideon

18. Day Of The Dove

18.  Day of the Dove
18. Day of the Dove

19. Assignment Earth

19.  Assignment Earth
19. Assignment Earth

20. Bread And Circuses

20.  Bread and Circuses
20. Bread and Circuses

21. A Piece Of The Action

21.  A Piece of the Action
21. A Piece of the Action

22. This Side Of Paradise

22. This Side of Paradise
22. This Side of Paradise

23. Requiem For Methuselah

23.  Requiem for Methuselah
23. Requiem for Methuselah

24. Space Seed

24.  Space Seed
24. Space Seed

25. The Naked Time

25.  The Naked Time
25. The Naked Time

26. Mudd's Women

26.  Mudd's Women
26. Mudd's Women

27. Dagger Of The Mind

27.  Dagger of the Mind
27. Dagger of the Mind

28. The Corbomite Maneuver

28.  The Corbomite Maneuver
28. The Corbomite Maneuver

29. The Devil In The Dark

29.  The Devil in the Dark
29. The Devil in the Dark

30. The City On The Edge Of Forever

30.  The City on the Edge of Forever
30. The City on the Edge of Forever

31. Operation Annihilate

31.  Operation Annihilate
31. Operation Annihilate

32. The Enterprise Incident

32.  The Enterprise Incident
32. The Enterprise Incident

33. Whom Gods Destroy

33.  Whom Gods Destroy
33. Whom Gods Destroy

34. Let That Be Your last Battlefield

34.  Let that Be Your last Battlefield
34. Let that Be Your last Battlefield

35. The Lights Of Zetar

35.  The Lights of Zetar
35. The Lights of Zetar

36. The Cloud Minders

36.  The Cloud Minders
36. The Cloud Minders

37. All Our Yesterdays

37.  All Our Yesterdays
37. All Our Yesterdays

38. Errand Of Mercy

38.  Errand of Mercy
38. Errand of Mercy

39. Arena

39.  Arena
39. Arena

40. The Trouble With Tribbles

40.  The Trouble With Tribbles
40. The Trouble With Tribbles

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Let me know your favorite poster in the comments section below.