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Star Trek beyond - The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow is a reference book by Joe Nazzaro published in 2017 by Titan Books focusing on the alien makeup designs created by Joel Harlow for Star Trek Beyond.


With the release of Star Trek Beyond in 2016, viewers were given a spectacular visual treat as a whole host of new aliens made their appearance for the first time in the rebooted franchise.
At the heart of the process of bringing these breathtaking intergalactic species to life was Academy Award-winning make-up artist Joel Harlow. Together with his team of amazingly talented creatives, Harlow set to work on creating aliens from over 50 different races for the film and documented the entire creative process for each one in exhaustive detail, from preliminary sketches to final make-up application.
Star Trek Beyond – The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow presents the extraordinary work done by Harlow and his crew. Featuring fascinating pencil sketches, stunning concept art and beautiful photography, this visually arresting book gives fans a unique in-depth look into the remarkable work that went into this immensely popular movie.

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Background information[]

  • published a first look preview featuring a number of interior spreads on 12 July 2017. [1]
  • The book was originally conceived during an interview between author Nazzaro and Harlow for Prosthetics Magazine, in which Harlow noted he had taken more behind-the-scenes photos for Star Trek Beyond (more than 5,000) than any other project he had ever worked on. [2] [3]