[Artwork] Elite: Dangerous & Expeditions Posters

Elite: Dangerous Artwork
Expeditions Posters
Distant Worlds Posters

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Expeditions In Elite Dangerous: A Visual History


CIRCA December 3300, the very first organized expeditions to local nebulae near Sol opened the door to massive exploration and colonization endeavours. About a year after these debuts and inspired by the pioneering ventures of solitary pilots to the galactic Core and the edges of the Galaxy, a golden age of EXPEDITIONS would arise with the Distant Worlds milestone. From then on, there wouldn’t be a day in the Milky Way without a sightseing tour, a research mission, or a scientific expedition underway somewhere afar.

Yet, in this three-year span, we merely dotted our immense and wonderful Galaxy...

Hey folks,
For the past few weeks, Corbin Moran, Aura Lorell and myself have been working on an exploration tribute poster. After countless hours of scavenging information, designing, and writing, here's the result :)

We did our best to collect and gather all public multi-Cmdrs expeditions since the dawn of long range exploration, and obtain --sometimes exclusive-- info on upcoming expeditions. From touristic excursions to hardcore scientific endeavours, it's a beautiful and fascinating beam of trails crossing the Galaxy in all directions. A testimony to the explorers' eagerness for discovery and knowledge. See below for full size file (the imgur image is half-scale and compressed).

  • Expeditions are sorted by starting date
  • Some of them, too short or too close to the human bubble, couldn't be displayed on the map (orange numbers)
  • Almost all local bubble waypoints were removed, due to lack of room
  • Galactic Mapping Project POIs used as waypoints are named, except for those which only consist of common nebulae
  • Exceptionally, a few expeditions' paths had to be simplified; again, for lack of room

Seeing how well this poster is being received, we will start working on a Galactic Mapping Project poster soon, featuring a hundred of the GMP's most reknown and remarkable POIs :) Hope you like it!


The poster is a standard ISO/DIN A1 format, 594mm x 841mm @300dpi (9,930px x 7,020px). For comparison, the Beagle Landing poster file was half the size and the featured print is A0 (still have it on my wall!). It is imperative, however, that you do not print it using a standard inkjet process, like your regular home printer: the poster is too dark for that. It must be printed on full scale using a poster-apt process (offset or numerical). The best thing to do is to ask your local print service. I ordered a few test prints from different online services, but they haven't arrived yet. I'll update the thread when they do!

N.B.: most online printing services have a file size limit, that's why I link the .jpg file (27MB). For optimum results, it's best to bring the .png in a usb key to your local print service. It's very unlikely, though, that you would see any difference between .jpg and .png on this picture.

Corbin Moran and Finwen for the background map
Corbin Moran and Aura Lorell for the texts
Post_M for spellchecking
Erimus for the Expedition Hub
Players and organizers for archive info
Anthor for EDSM
Qohen Leth for the graphical composition

Beagle Landing Poster

Hommage to Astronaut Scott giving salute on the Moon, during Apollo 11.

Download full-size file : http://www.mediafire.com/view/7hg3spscq2p8n8j/beaglelanding_printsample.png

Can I print it?

The Endeavour Poster

Featuring comments by CMDRs landed at Beagle Point, regarding their experience of DWE. 8000x4500px @300dpi.

Download full-size file : http://www.mediafire.com/view/4czg328ficjoucs/EndeavourPoster_printsample.png

Download 4K wallpaper : http://www.mediafire.com/view/3obeebgt5cws3w3/EndeavourPoster_4K.png

Vintage Distant Worlds Poster

Inspired by an old 24h of Daytona poster form the 70s.

Download full-size file : http://www.mediafire.com/view/vvxa66db8c8uva5/eventposter_printsample.png

Kepler Invitational SRV Race Poster

SRV Racing Event advert.

Download full-size file : http://www.mediafire.com/view/acwbu1bfdm8e4d7/raceposter_printsample.png

Crab Nebula Expedition Poster

High resolution .jpg : http://bit.ly/1TPCDC7
Download full-size file (6,079 x 8000 @300dpi, 0,76 ratio) : http://bit.ly/1TPCDC7 (be aware that such vivid colours will lose quite a lot of punch while being converted to CYMK colour management for printing. Better ask a pro or order a tiny print, before ordering an expensive large-size print.)

Movie Mock Up Posters

I did several Elite/Distant Worlds mock-ups of mostly science-fiction movie posters. I worked on the largest possible files, so most of them are printable in a decent size. I will list them all soon, but for now you can browse them below.


Another Earth-Like World : http://www.mediafire.com/view/d3q5qysp96iz4ac/anotherELW.png
ASP The Extra-Terrestrial : http://www.mediafire.com/view/pjf3uqi820zc6e0/ASP.png
Beagle : http://www.mediafire.com/view/ivsdz0k8qatkw5t/Beagle.png
Dark Star : http://www.mediafire.com/view/sh4jnkx7frlz5wc/darkstar.png
The Fast And The Curious : http://www.mediafire.com/view/f0akwabok5c5s5e/FastCuriousposterQohenLeth.png
Full Metal Planet : http://www.mediafire.com/download/yhshavsy63bz1c6/fullmetal.png
Heavy Metal : http://www.mediafire.com/view/25wqrx8kx2fg41u/heavymetalt9.png
Interstellar : http://www.mediafire.com/view/ivp4nare60zwi7i/interstellar.png
Kamzella : http://www.mediafire.com/view/wyx5jqhtq961dm1/Kamzella.png
Le Voyage Dans La Lune : http://www.mediafire.com/view/d699pw4t3wdacmc/melies.png
Scan 9 From Outer Space : http://www.mediafire.com/view/vdja09328dnyex8/Scan9.png
The Towering Inferno : http://www.mediafire.com/view/1eejj7071v3jzoj/shiptowering.png
Thargoid : http://www.mediafire.com/view/o80adwtczfv7jdo/thargoid.png
The Ammonian : http://www.mediafire.com/view/eujpnawp7zl99d2/theammonian.png
Apocalypse Now - Carbon Stars : http://www.mediafire.com/view/t29n1eyrlr0t678/Aspocalypse_big.png

Logos, Mission Patches & Medals

Upon request (or not!), I designed a few logo, mission patch and medals. It's a work in progress! Commissionable.

Cutie Shots

Cute shots of ships that look like toys using the tilt-shift effect. Commissionable.


Elite: Dangerous Badges

Career and achievement badges I designed for forum signatures and avatars. See the dedicated thread here for more info : https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=233795

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Amazing work! Wanted to rep but it didn't let me :(

PS. Might want to add some spoiler tags ;)
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Thanks guys, I'll keep it up-to-date obviously. Oh, and by the way... The Beagle Poster looks even more beautiful printed ;)
Amazing artwork!

That will definitely look great hanging on the wall.
Thread bookmarked. (should be sticky!)

Thanks for sharing all that talent :)
Thanks for all your sweet comments! :)

Just in case.

Reminding that all of my work, though shared for common use, is my intellectual property and contains FD assets! It's not yours!
Hi CMDR is the last poster going to be delayed while we wait for the rest of the fleet or are you going to publish it? Looking forward to your final contribution.
Hi CMDR is the last poster going to be delayed while we wait for the rest of the fleet or are you going to publish it? Looking forward to your final contribution.
Was going to ask the same! It's a lot of work though, integrating all the contributions..
I'm sorry for the delay, guys :| Been busy with day job, other Photoshop stuff, and some ED, but the poster is out now! :)
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