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
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.