Visions of the Future

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It is no secret that we are all Space buffs at #SpaceWhaleCo. This week we bring you the “Visions of the Future” amazing collaboration between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at Caltech and a group of extremely talented artists.

The creative team of visual strategists at JPL, known as “The Studio,” created this poster series, titled “Visions of the Future.” Nine artists, designers, and illustrators were involved in designing the 14 posters, which are the result of many brainstorming sessions with JPL scientists, engineers, and expert communicators. Each poster went through a number of concepts and revisions, and each was made better with feedback from the JPL experts.

The posters began as a series about exoplanets — planets orbiting other stars — to celebrate NASA’s study of them.

Later, the director of JPL was on vacation at the Grand Canyon with his wife, and they saw a similarly styled poster that reminded them of the exoplanet posters. They suggested it might be wonderful to give a similar treatment to the amazing destinations in our solar system that JPL is currently exploring as part of NASA. And they were right!

The style “gravitated” to the style of the old posters the WPA created for the American National Parks. There’s a nostalgia for that era that just feels good.

All these “out of this world”  posters are now available both online and in our physical store as Gicleé copies in-house using the best Japanese Archival inks on Museum Quality Cotton papers such as Canson Infinity, Hahnemühle, Ilford Gallerie and Epson Signature Worthy.

The prints are delivered in a recycled protective hardback cardboard envelope or in a rigid cardboard tube depending on size.

Head over to our online shop and Let’s go Back to the Future together!

Relax on Kepler-16-b

 

Like Luke Skywalker’s planet “Tatooine” in Star Wars, Kepler-16b orbits a pair of stars. Depicted here as a terrestrial planet, Kepler-16b might also be a gas giant like Saturn. Prospects for life on this unusual world aren’t good, as it has a temperature similar to that of dry ice. But the discovery indicates that the movie’s iconic double-sunset is anything but science fiction. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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