The Future was FAB

The Future was FAB: click for link to Mike Trim website

Following on from our discussion of Gerry Anderson TV series the other day, Anthony Taylor of FAB Gear USA emailed me to point out the official Mike Trim art website, and to plug the new book The Future was FAB: The Art of Mike Trim, which he co-wrote with Mr Trim himself.

“Featuring hundreds of full colour and black & white drawings, paintings, marker comps, and photos from his entire career,” the book includes work from Trim’s work on Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, The Secret Service and UFO, as well as the feature films Thunderbirds are Go, Thunderbird 6, and Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (a.k.a. Doppleganger).

Anthony’s obviously trawling the blogosphere looking for Thunderbirds postings to connect to — good on him! — so it’ll be interesting to see how successful that book is.

Meanwhile, perhaps I should mention that it’s only three weeks until my birthday… I’m sure I can find somewhere to put a 3m model of the Seaview from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Then again maybe not. I’m not that much of a nerd.

3 Replies to “The Future was FAB”

  1. I picked up my copy some time ago – good stuff.

    It’s quite a slim volume, but I think it says everything that should be said, and the glossy colour content would have made a bigger book astronomically expensive.

    Nostalgia fiends usually remember the visual design elements from the Gerry Anderson shows, but wrongly assume Anderson designed everything himself. I hope books like this can redress the balance.

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