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Announcing Alien: The Blueprints from Titan Books!

Today sees the release of Titan Book’s new novel, Alien: Covenant – Origins, from Alan Dean Foster. They’ve also got the anthology Predator: If It Bleeds due out next month and Alien: The Cold Forge next April.

If you thought Titan was done with Alien after that, we’re pleased to dispel you of that notion. Alien vs. Predator Galaxy is proud to help Titan Books announce another new book, Alien: The Blueprints!

“Titan Books are delighted to announce the publication of a brand new Alien art book in September 2018 as part of their on-going Alien franchise publishing programme, across fiction and non-fiction titles. Alien: The Blueprints by Graham Langridge is a collection of brand new blueprints of all the major vehicles, ships and weaponry of the Alien movie universe.

Artist Graham Langridge delves deep into the concept art, set designs and photography to recreate full and accurate blueprints of the drop ship, the Sulaco, the Nostromo and many more. Covering all the movies including Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.

Presented in a beautiful, hardcover art book, Alien: The Blueprints includes feature gatefold pages to allow the reader to explore larger vessels such as the Sulaco and the Covenant in stunning detail. A must have for any Alien fan.”

 Announcing Alien: The Blueprints from Titan Books!

Graham Langridge’s Nostromo blueprint included in Alien: Vault.

Some of you may recognize the name Graham Langridge. He’s been involved in Alien fandom for sometime and is responsible for the renowned Nostromo blueprint that has circulated around the internet for a while now. It was even included as pullout in the previously released Alien: Vault.

Alien: The Blueprints is currently scheduled for release on the 5th of September 2018 in both the United Kingdom and North America.

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  1. USG Ishimura
    Hi Graham.  Will we have any juggernaut / space jockey blueprints?  Will the entire book be black and white?  It would be cool to see some of your work in full color.  Also, is there any possibility you might include vehicles from the EU?  The Benedict space ship from Aliens: Book One was a really beautiful design...

    Your blueprints are epic!  Can't wait!

    The book does and always has mainly concentrated on the human-related hardware in the ship, vehicle, colony realm; I do have the original derelict in there, though the original intent was for it to be a hand-drawn piece, and only if there was time. Hand-drawn due to the organic nature of Giger's work. More difficult to do on cad because drafting on cad is mainly straight lines. Trying to do 20-24 subjects is tough in the time permitted, and I knew that I would be pressed to draw the derelict.

    So rather than leave it out altogether, I've done a few sheets of the original Derelict and Space Jockey. Without giving too much away I've illustrated it in such a way that it's based on a Geologist from the colony among the team that investigate it after Russ Jordan is attacked, and according to Prometheus, what do Geologists have? Spectographs, or 'PUPS' as Fifield calls it. So basically there are a couple of sheets that are colony spectograph print-outs from that exterior derelict survey. They look cool and are the only sheets that are not the usual blueprints. The original map that hangs in Operations has 'Geo Surv / Asset Claims' written on it, so I ran with that; it makes sense that there are a couple of Geologists / Geotech Engineers at the colony what with the rock formations, lava flows and just the nature of the landscape, so it seemed to be plausible.

    The Prometheus Juggernaut is not included (personal preference really, I prefer the original - sorry); rest of the Prometheus ships and vehicles however are.

    All the book will be black & white. The derelict pages I mention are grayscale so not strictly black & white.
    I've thought about color over the years but people always seem to love the B&W technical look, so stuck with it.
    As for EU ships, movie subjects only on this one. :-)


  2. Perfect-Organism
    Hi Graham.  Will we have any juggernaut / space jockey blueprints?  Will the entire book be black and white?  It would be cool to see some of your work in full color.  Also, is there any possibility you might include vehicles from the EU?  The Benedict space ship from Aliens: Book One was a really beautiful design...

    Your blueprints are epic!  Can't wait!
  3. Prez
    Can't wait.

    The Star Wars collected cross section books are amongst my favourite. Whilst this one touches on some interiors I'm up for blueprints of the Sulaco and co.
  4. HuDaFuK
    What you will see in the book will be similar to the past work you've seen from me. Ships, vehicles, colonies. There are some interiors included. Tend to be select areas you see in the related movie such as Ops and MedLab as an example rather than a full-on deck plan (apart from Nostromo, I go a little deeper).

    Great, thanks for responding!

    Can't lie, I would've loved to see full layouts of Hadley's Hope and the prison, but I guess we don't really get enough context on those in the films for that to be possible, so I can understand why that's not happening. Still really looking forward to this!

    I'm really hoping Alien3 and Resurrection get some love.

    Yeah, likewise. I get why there's usually under-represented in things like this but I'd love to see them get a bit more inclusion. I loved that the W-Y Report had so much great Resurrection stuff, especially given Perry's confessed dislike of the film.
  5. Xenomrph
    This sounds great! Definitely be picking up a copy of this.

    Does anyone know if there'll be any interior schematics of those ships to go along with the excellent exterior blueprints?

    What you will see in the book will be similar to the past work you've seen from me. Ships, vehicles, colonies. There are some interiors included. Tend to be select areas you see in the related movie such as Ops and MedLab as an example rather than a full-on deck plan (apart from Nostromo, I go a little deeper). So a neat affordable book with some really cool artwork I hope you'll love. Another year to wait so I'll talk more about it nearer the time and when it's released. :-)
    I'm really hoping Alien3 and Resurrection get some love.
  6. USG Ishimura
    This sounds great! Definitely be picking up a copy of this.

    Does anyone know if there'll be any interior schematics of those ships to go along with the excellent exterior blueprints?

    What you will see in the book will be similar to the past work you've seen from me. Ships, vehicles, colonies. There are some interiors included. Tend to be select areas you see in the related movie such as Ops and MedLab as an example rather than a full-on deck plan (apart from Nostromo, I go a little deeper). So a neat affordable book with some really cool artwork I hope you'll love. Another year to wait so I'll talk more about it nearer the time and when it's released. :-)
  7. windebieste
    Interiors and floor plans would be neat.  I'm guessing there would have to be something like those drawn up - how many exterior drawings would there be for the 2 dozen or so ships and vehicles appearing in all the movies? 

    Multiple orthogonal representations for sure; but it's a safe bet we'll be seeing more than just ship exteriors.  Mind you, there's also tons of other hardware items as well - large and small - that would make for ideal subjects for schematic treatment.

    Either way, what a great in universe resource this will be. 

    -Windebieste.
  8. HuDaFuK
    This sounds great! Definitely be picking up a copy of this.

    Does anyone know if there'll be any interior schematics of those ships to go along with the excellent exterior blueprints?
  9. Xenomrph
    Glad to see this is finally "officially" announced - I'd spoken to Graham late last year and he mentioned this was in the works, it was hard to keep my mouth shut about it until it became official. :P
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