People often say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. These people are wrong – the sincerest form of flattery is others expanding on your idea, having people dedicate their time, talent and skill to creating something based on it purely for the love of the subject in question. Fanfiction is an example of this (although I differ from some of my colleagues in that assertion), fansites, video mash ups, and of course, design.
Recently, minimalist and vintage takes on popular science fiction and fantasy properties have become something of a new vogue on the internet. Stunningly, everything that seeps through has been of an incredibly high quality. After seeing many posts about these efforts on many other outlets through our feeds over the last few months, we decided to feature some of our favourites.
First up are Albert Exergian’s beautiful minimalist television show posters. Check out his website here, featuring some his other gorgeous design work, and a selection of his posters below.
Next, we have Justin van Gendersen‘s imaginative takes of travel posters. Not for Barbados or Thailand, however, but for the Dagobah system and its interplanetary neighbours.
RoganJosh’s Modernist Mutants and Minimalist Marvels line is one that’s been making the rounds recently. We’re not sure quite how RJ is able to sell them, but we certainly suspect our wallets will be significantly lighter come pay day at the end of the month.
Finally (for this instalment at least), we have a few examples of an exceptional reimagination effort, giving a dime store look to a few sci-fi comic classics, courtesy of Fonografiks.