Supposedly Fan-Made Star Trek Posters Actually Genuine

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Recently there were three new posters released for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek that were thought to be fan-made. Since they use previously seen imagery from other posters, images and trailers, it was assumed that they were Photoshop jobs, albeit from someone with skills. And looking at them myself that was my first thought, but something changed my mind.

Check them out below before finding out why (click for larger versions):

star trek poster1 Supposedly Fan Made Star Trek Posters Actually Genuine

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star trek poster3 Supposedly Fan Made Star Trek Posters Actually Genuine

They are very well designed, almost too much so to be simply fan made (that’s some serious design talent right there). However what made me first question their fan-made label was that leading movie magazine Empire has published the top poster as an “exclusive.” Now if this were some small fan blog or an unverifiable new source, then I would absolutely call credibility into question. But this is Empire we are talking about, and I really don’t think they would put their mark on it without having checked its authenticity first.

Now remember, these could turn out to be fan made, but I now seriously doubt it – most likely these are non-U.S. posters for the film. The first and last posters look particularly real, but that may just be because of how unusual the middle one is.

Genuine or not – those are some kick ass posters.

Star Trek is scheduled to be released on May 8th this year.

Sources: Empire and /Film

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  1. i like ‘ehm!

  2. The last one is particularily cool. If it’s fan made, then its awesome. But if it’s legit, then it’s kind of lazy. I don’t mean lazy as in they didn’t put in much effort, because obviously they did, but you’d think an official poster would use NEW images.

  3. Anyone knows how the scene in the second poster fits into the overall story?

    (Haven’t followed intensely the news and theories about the movie)

  4. well, there are lots of fans that are graphic designers(like me), so fan posters could look that good….

  5. Can’t wait!!
    don’t know how I feel about the Kirk/Uhura humping thing…guess it’s a “reboot” but that’s going to make his future space cowboy, conquests a little odd.

  6. i really dont care for star trek but those posters are freakin awesome

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