Stanley Kubrick first electrified our brains 50 years ago this week when he launched perhaps the most important movie ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This mind-warping existential masterpiece was released on April 3, 1968, and carried an appropriate "The Ultimate Trip" tagline, preparing viewers for the exploratory saga about to unfold in glorious 70mm widescreen splendor. It was based partly on the Arthur C. Clarke short story "The Sentinel" and contained eye-poppingly realistic special effects by the great Douglas Trumbull.
To help mark the occasion, Poster Posse, the awesome online poster collective that exhibits geek-friendly interpretations of many of our favorite cinematic properties, has turned its attention to the sci-fi epic that became a legend. Gathering many of its most talented pro artists and illustrators and encouraging them to unleash their inner geek on 2001, Poster Posse has hosted this particular tribute project in celebration of the movie's landmark 50th birthday.
Blow out the candles with HAL while slowly singing "Daisy" and check out these 15 reimaginings of 2001: A Space Odyssey from artists Chris Malbon, John Hughes, Matt Needle, Orlando Arocena, Rafal Rola, Tracie Ching, Adam Cockerton, Alberto Reyes Francos, Dakota Randall, Dave O’Flanagan, SG Posters, Adam Stothard, and Scott Woolston. Then let us know which one you'd most like to hang on your pod bay doors!