How did we ever miss this? Utah-based concept designer Timothy Anderson did a pretty cool series of 60s-styled pulp novels for sci-fi movies such as The Matrix, Alien and Blade Runner. The tagline for Blade Runner is gold: ‘IT’S TOO BAD SHE WON’T LIVE. BUT THEN AGAIN, WHO DOES?
Growing up, I was a huge fan of Sci-Fi books, not so much the insides (except for some Asimov), only the outsides. They always had amazing type and even more amazing artwork. This site is a rad vault of all the classics.
Oh, to have been a fly on a wall within the exotic imagination of American comic book artist, Alex Schomburg! Working throughout the twentieth century, right up until his death in 1998, Schomburg’s artwork predicted a future world of exciting space exploration, full of scintillating colors and aggrieved aliens tackling unsuspecting All-American astronauts.
The best films are built on brilliant ideas, and the script behind this science fiction thriller was so good, it was able to succeed despite a lack of star power or a big budget. A movie like this reaffirms my little remaining faith in the industry, but it’s a phenomenon that’s all too rare. District 9 begins with the arrival of a ship full of starving aliens, who are stored in a military-guarded slum in Johannesburg, South Africa.
New Zealand illustrator Yoannah Dieudonne creates beautiful but simple science fiction-themed work based around the notion of the line. Her illustrations are generated by easily accessible media, such as ink pens and unrefined paper.
In his series Land of the Free, photographer Steve Schofield captures geeky, cosplay fanatics in their own homes, sometimes with their costume-less family members. Two Klingons relaxing in a Middle-American living room as if waiting for grandma to serve cookies and tea makes for a truly compelling image. Schofield’s photos seem tense, as if halfway stuck between a mundane but warm reality and an exciting fantasy world.