Space Race: A Series Of History Inspired Posters by Justin Van Genderen

Justin Van Genderen - Space Race

Justin Van Genderen - Space Race

Justin Van Genderen - Space Race

The history of the Space Race may be one of the most fascinating endeavors of our life times. Just the idea of travelling to space seems unfathomable, but we managed to do it. Designer Justin Van Genderen made a series of beautiful posters chronicling the journey from an American perspective, six in total, portraying the efforts of the Apollo, Mercury and Gemini missions. I’m not sure which ones I like better. There’s the highly stylized typography one, or the more information based posters which feel more scientific in nature. You can grab one for yourself by clicking here.

Bobby Solomon

January 11, 2013 / By

Space Suit of the Week

Price Peterson - Astronaut

Price Peterson - Astronaut

Price Peterson‘s Astronaut series is a clash between Stuart Little and King of the Hill that perfectly rolls into a charming portrait of an Americana astronaut. Peterson’s astronauts (#1-3) take flight and get a ‘buzz’ in a method that is more conventional to a gravity controlled figures such as ourselves.

Alana Zimmer

January 11, 2013 / By

Space Suit of the Week

The Astronauts - Dreams of Flying - Jan von Holleban

Jan von Holleban

German photographer Jan von Holleban takes inspiration from storybooks and heroic fantasies to create living dioramas in his 2002 – 2008 series “Dreams of Flying. With the help of local neighborhood children, von Holleban creates scenes that fitful all childhood aspirations and dreams. Here’s to dreaming big in 2013!

Alana Zimmer

January 4, 2013 / By

Space Suit of the Week

Bill Finger - Ground Control

Bill Finger - Ground Control

Bill Finger - Ground Control

Bill Finger’s Ground Control, a work-in-progress photograph series of miniature dioramas, explores the themes of braving the journey to the last frontier and humanizing the effort of placing boots on Martian soil. The series came out of Finger’s fascination of the idea that travelling to Mars would be a one-way trip. A sacrifice of earthly existence and all previous known ways of life. The next humans to venture outward will need to be someone bold and unlike any that have previously wandered outside of our stratosphere. The space colonizer cast in Finger’s constructed scenes have the desire to make the mystical trip but with no specific skills to allow him/her to do so. But someone has to do it.

Alana Zimmer

December 21, 2012 / By

Helmet Oddity: A Supercut of Space Suit Helmets

2001: A Space Oddity

Everyone loves space suits, but has anyone tried to catalog the use of them in popular media. Editor Keith Melton decided to take a stab at it, creating a supercut of around 50 films showcasing space suits from around the last 50 or 60 years. While the song may be a bit distracting, it’s quite interesting to see the diverse ideas costumers have had about space suits. Some in the video are more traditional, NASA-esque suits, while some designs are pretty out there.

Bobby Solomon

December 21, 2012 / By

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