Lost in Space: The Art of Juan Or­tiz

off the wall Blast off back to the 60s with this vis­ual throw­back to kooky sci-fi telly se­ries Lost in Space, which fea­tures poster art for ev­ery episode

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Blast off back to the 60s with this vis­ual throw­back to sci-fi TV se­ries Lost in Space, which fea­tures poster art for ev­ery episode.

Lost in Space was a weird slice of 60s sci­ence fic­tion TV. And Juan Or­tiz is clearly a big fan. So much so, in fact, that he’s turned his unique eye for poster de­sign to the iconic se­ries and put his creations to­gether in this over­sized, lav­ish hard­back.

As the say­ing goes, ‘A pic­ture is worth a thou­sand words.’ That’s very much the case with this book, the only text be­ing a short in­ter­view with Juan over the first few pages. It’s not the most in­sight­ful, we have to say, but it does re­veal a few gems about the artist be­hind the art­work.

What fol­lows, how­ever, more than makes up for Juan’s short but sweet an­swers, with 94 posters, all full al­most A3-sized pages cel­e­brat­ing the char­ac­ters and episodes of the iconic and much-loved se­ries. Sea­son one, two and three are cov­ered in or­der, each episode reimag­ined into a vis­ually strik­ing poster, and in­dexed at the back to make find­ing per­sonal favourites a cinch.

For any­one who en­joys bright, bold poster de­sign, Lost in Space: The Art of Juan Or­tiz is a book that’ll look good on their cof­fee table. How­ever, for true Lost in Space fans it’s a ne­ces­sity.

Juan’s poster work for the first episode from Lost in Space de­picts the Jupiter 2 space ship leav­ing Earth.

Poster de­tail from the episode War of the Ro­bots, in which two iconic char­ac­ters from film and TV meet.

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