The Concept Art Behind Apple’s Foundation Sci-Fi TV Series

I really enjoyed foundation until now. As someone who hasn’t read Asimov’s books and can take that joy from just about any movie or TV series as long as it looks great, I’ve soaked up the spaceships and costume designs, despite the show’s plodding.

I think what I enjoy the most is that everything in the show looks like this different. One problem that can sometimes arise in fictional universes is that they can see at planned, their buildings and people and vehicles are clearly from the same small group of artists and/or ideas.

Foundation is everywhere! Terminus has a Destination thing going on, while Trantor has a much larger theme where everything has strong flavors of the Roman Empire-meets-Versailles. Some starships look like ornate works of art, others like we finally get to see the working class vehicles that the power home world universe.

That comes across pretty quickly when you watch the show, but it becomes even more apparent here as we take a look at some of the artist’s contributions to the series, from Paul Chadeisson’s signature ship designs after the costume design of WETA’s Adam Middleton.

This is not a collection of everything from everyone who worked on the show, but it does give us a cross-section of pieces about characters, environments, weapon and ship designs, which I think look cool as hell.

Below are links to the portfolio of each artist in their name. And if you want to read the show, The AV club have an excellent recap per episode that you can follow here.


Adam J. Middleton

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Paul Chadeisson

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Maciej Kuciara

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Karl Crosby

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