There have been a slew of travel posters inspired by fictional places from science fiction and fantasy universes popping up online lately. The first ones I remember seeing were these Middle Earth posters.
More recently, an artist named Kevin Cook created a set of posters inspired by George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, which have a more modern aesthetic and are available here.
Yesterday, io9 reported the release of a trio of Dune-inspired travel posters, which may be the most stylish yet.
Aside from the general concept, the three sets of posters are united in sheer quality, raising them up from quirky idea to legitimate wall art.
The phenomenon seems rampant: artist Justin Van Genderen has a set of posters drawn from comic book locations as well as some beautiful Star Wars posters, and GeekTyrant commented on similar posters back in August of this year with another great gallery.
Now, it’s all well and good to appreciate these wonderful works of art online, but the true test of geekhood, as far as I’m concerned, is a willingness to actually hang them up in your home. And I’m not talking to you, high school and college students, whose walls are already plastered with posters of far less taste and quality, I’m talking to the grown-ups. Call yourself a geek? Back it up. Frame it and hang it.
All it takes is a sense of adventure and a willing spouse. Or at least, that’s what it took for me, when my wife and I designed our downstairs bathroom around the “Ski Misty Mountains” poster.