Retro-Futurism: The Art of Steve Thomas

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to travel the galaxy like we travel on earth? Instead of a eight hour flight “knee to ass” in economy class, wouldn’t you prefer touring space in style aboard a retro spaceship, having a Klingon Bloodwine with people that look like Don Draper and Joan Holloway? I think we can all agree that the answer is yes. While it may be a long time before that vision becomes a reality, the art of Steve Thomas can give us a slice of that 1960s space dream right now.

Steve Thomas is a graphic designer and illustrator with a flair for mixing pop culture with vintage/propaganda poster art. While he has several series specializing in different corners of geek culture (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings), his series of space travel posters is absolutely breathtaking. They are a perfect syntheses os 60’s leisure and futuristic optimism, and would look classy hanging in your office or game room.








For more fantastic Steve Thomas art, check out his website HERE

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Rob Walker is a writer and filmmaker in Colorado, and is creator of the comedy web series Victorian Cut-out Theatre. He loves horror films and comic books (American Vampire, Jonah Hex, The Flash, Planetary). Rob has been a Sherlockian since the age of ten, is a Dark Tower junky and believes that Indiana Jones is the greatest cinematic hero ever created. You can follow him on twitter at: @timidwerewolf and see his other writings and videos at