2001 lobby cards

Whilst having a browse around poster emporium Posteritati, looking for something I couldn't possibly afford, I stumbled upon this wonderful set of lobby cards from the 1972 rerelease of 2001: A Space Odyssey. They're appear to be black and white images that have been hand-tinted. The limited palette of flat, vivid colour reminds me of the Jack Coggins illustrations I posted a couple of weeks ago, somehow making this look even more science-fictiony. It's like the realism Kubrick strived for has been replaced by pure pop art. I'd gladly watch the whole film like this.