Axanar: The Official Podcast (Design)
9: Where's the Badmiral Patch?

Patch Design with Thomas Marrone.

Some of the most popular perks from the Axanar Kickstarters have been the beautiful patches created for the Ares Class Development Project, the various fleets, and more. The final embroidered patches are great, but have you ever wondered how these designs go from original concept to your mailbox?

In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by Thomas Marrone, designer of the patches, to talk about the inspiration, the process of design, and special considerations when creating an intricate patch that must translate from screen to fabric. Plus, in our news segment, we learn more about the live cast makeup video, the ongoing evolution of the Axanar script, and the Donors' Store than it now open to those who have already backed the project.



Christopher Jones and Alec Peters



Thomas Marrone


Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones


Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao



Script development update (1:14)

Live cast makeup video update (7:11)

Axanar Donors' Store now open (8:18)


Feature: Patch Design with Thomas Marrone

Overview of the Patches (11:25)

Thomas, Design, and Star Trek Online (14:08)

Inspiration for the Patches (15:56)

The Process of Creating a Patch (22:19)

Where Are the Klingon Patches? (29:57)

Patch Design Challenges (31:46)

Future Plans (33:56)

Closing (38:20)


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Direct download: ax-009.mp3
Category:Design -- posted at: 2:09am MDT