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Star Trek WPA style poster by daneault Star Trek WPA style poster by daneault
A WPA style poster for the Starfleet. I kind of wanted to get away from the military style for this one. I always see the SF as more of a humanitarian kind of mission, hence the WPA style.

*made a couple of changes. May have some more soon.*
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RealUnimportant Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
I know this was done a while ago, but is there an way to get a bigger version? As a vector, could it even be made as a poster?
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daneault Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
sure! what size do you want?

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nov1design Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
the good old NCC-1701... well done!
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daneault Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
thanks!
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Johnny-Radar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
This is awesome!!
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daneault Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Thanks!
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DawnPaladin Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Great work! Love the soft colors. I did something similar here: [link] If I had to pick one to put on my wall, though, I think I'd pick yours. Cheers! :ahoy:
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daneault Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
That's a great compliment! Thank you!
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DavidRabbitte Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Awesome Dane!
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daneault Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
thanks!!!
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jedipencil Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well done Dane! I can't add much, except maybe darkening outer space somewhat might make the whole piece brighter, if you get what I mean....
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daneault Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
i do see what you mean. thanks for the idea!
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dancingheron Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the addition of the border and the light blue. :)
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, except that the "arrowhead" wasn't the Starfleet logo of that time period. Only USS Enterprise crewmembers wore that badge...Starfleet was represented by a boomerang-type shape. :)
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daneault Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
really? do you have an example? :)
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! Of course I'm sure you're familiar with the Starfleet pennant on the side of the TOS Enterprise's hull (and nacelles), which is the TOS Starfleet boomerang. It was also seen hanging on the walls of Starfleet command locations, like in in court room in "Court Martial" - [link]

It was also seen behind Starfleet admirals and commodores when they would speak to Kirk over subspace, like in this frame from "The Trouble with Tribbles" - [link]

In the TOS era, each starship had its own distinctive badge that members of its crew would wear. That way, you could tell what starship someone belonged to just by looking at their badge. Only USS Enterprise crewpeople wore the "arrowhead;" people from other ships wore other ship badges. For example...

USS Exeter badge (from "The Omega Glory"): [link]

USS Constellation badge (from "The Doomsday Machine"): [link]

USS Antares badge (from "Charlie X"): [link]

Even the seriously flawed (and in my opinion, non-canon) TV show "Enterprise" got this right, when they designed a specific badge for the 23rd century starship USS Defiant: [link]

Starfleet personnel who were NOT assigned to a starship, and were instead part of a starbase or other installation, would wear the "starburst" badge (even if they were in temporary command of a starship), seen here:

From "Court Martial" - [link]

From "The Ultimate Computer" - [link]

From "The Deadly Years" - [link]

As you can see, the boomerang was the proper Starfleet logo of the TOS era - only 430 people out of the thousands in Starfleet wore the arrowhead. ;) I hope that helped! :D
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daneault Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
wow! that's an awesome amount of info! Thanks so much! Now, did Starfleet academy have it's own logo separate from te rest of starfleet?
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Promus-Kaa Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem - I'm glad I could be of help! A lot of people don't realize how developed the universe of TOS was, so a lot of this knowledge isn't widely known. Being a hardcore fan of TOS I know a lot about it, so if you need to know ANYTHING (no matter what), just ask! :D

Cadets wore a smaller, silver version of the stock Starfleet "starburst" badge (seen here in "Shore Leave"): [link] That way, you knew two things:
1. They weren't assigned to a ship, but rather a Starfleet installation, and
2. Said installation was the Academy (or a campus thereof) and that they weren't full-fledged members of Starfleet. :D
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SpockaWocka96 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
amazing colors :D
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daneault Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
thanks!
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dancingheron Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! :D
You did a lovely job of the shading on the Enterprise. Is it possible to see a little detail added to the planets, especially the red alpo planet in the foreground? Maybe a swirling color or shadows of craters?

Keep it up! I am enjoying see the poster concepts you are producing.
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daneault Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
I hesitate to add too much detail to any planet for fear that it would overwhelm the rest of the piece.
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spongerat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Love it, and I agree with the sentiment: less military, more travel-oriented works here.

Can I see the text done in icy blues instead of warm yellows? The text is competing a bit much with the background for me, both the upper-right text with the stars, and the lower text with the starfleet insignia. Not sure whether I wanna see a border around the text or just more contrast...
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daneault Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
that's an idea... hmm
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kahahuna Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
fantastic color palette!
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daneault Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
thank you! :)
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