Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers have been working together as The Heads of State for more than 10 years. As co-creative directors, they've created award-winning posters, book covers, branding and illustrations for a diverse and impressive list of clients, The New York Times, Nike, New Balance, Wired, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and musicians Iron & Wine, The Decembrists, and Wilco.
In 2012, Kernevich and Summers launched Pilot and Captain, a design venture focused on creating t-shirts, posters and products inspired by the golden age of travel. They lecture frequently about their work and process and teach graphic design and illustration at Tyler School of Art, where they both studied.
Both Kernevich and Summers live in Philadelphia.
Can you describe your artistic process in creating this artwork?
Our process was to create imagery that speaks to the iconic quality of the Star Trek series and its vast visual language as well as alludes to the aesthetic of 1960s science fiction.
How would you describe your style in general?
Our style is very graphic and bold. We often incorporate printed textures and handmade elements to communicate a well-worn, lived-in aesthetic.
How is your Star Trek artwork similar to or different from your other works?
There is a consistency, for sure, but the images we’re representing are so unique to Star Trek that it helped us create something all its own.