The Desk of Doc Brown Process Animation

Great Scott!

October 21st 2015 was Back to the Future Day. To celebrate, I had spent the weeks leading up to that day illustrating a ton of gadgets in Doc Brown’s garage. The Desk of Dr. Brown has objects that span the entire trilogy, and I tried to ensure they all existed or could exist in Doc Brown’s workshop at some point. Time travel means none of it is anachronistic, because time travel, haha. So the rifle from part III, the metal sunglasses from part II, and the original time machine from part I are all hanging out in his lab at once.

It was a mad rush to get all these items looking great and ready by Back to the Future day, so I’m writing this blog post after the fact now that I have time. Here’s an animated gif of all the hours of work that went into drawing this piece, compressed into under a minute!


See if you can find these gadgets hiding in the poster:

  • Delorean Time Machine
  • Portraits of Edison and Franklin
  • JVC Red Video Recorder
  • Dog food opener machine
  • Einstein Food Bowl
  • Plutonium Crate
  • Giant Amplifier
  • Glass tubes and chemistry stuff
  • Jukebox
  • Black rotary phone
  • White lab coat / HAZMAT mask
  • Timer with lanyard
  • Tool belt
  • Remote Control for Deloreon
  • Calculator Watch
  • ESP Machine
  • Lightning Rod for Delorean
  • Model of 1955 town
  • old timey small alarm timer
  • Metal Sunglasses
  • Mr. Fusion generator
  • Miller High life can
  • Clear tie
  • Future Binoculars / Camera
  • USA today
  • Chalkboard
  • Emergency cash case
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Bicycle
  • Magnifying glass
  • 1885 Letter from Doc
  • Chess board with wires
  • Miner hat
  • Rifle with big scope
  • Model of train track
  • Model of wood time machine toy
  • Big batteries for talkies


Both editions are 36×12″ screen printed posters. The regular is signed edition of 375, and the metallic silver variant is an edition of just 175. Both posters are still available while supplies last!

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