Friday, 8 January 2010

Space (OUGD102)

Take a look at this photo of astronaut Bill Cody:


This image can be found at: http://www.finehomeslv.com/nasa-tweetup/nasa-astronaut-in-space.jpg

And look again:


Yep, there it is. Graphic Design in space. A logo for the mission that Bill Cody must have been on similar to the logos NASA used for the Apollo missions:

Apollo 11 Mission

This image can be found at: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Apollo_11_insignia.png

Apollo 12 Mission

This image can be found at: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/Apollo_12_insignia_art.jpg

Apollo 14 Mission

This image can be found at: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Apollo_14-insignia.png

Apollo 15 Mission

This image can be found at: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Apollo_15-insignia.png

Apollo 16 Mission

This image can be found at: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Apollo-16-LOGO.png

Apollo 17 Mission

This image can be found at: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Apollo_17-insignia.png

All the Apollo logos above share something in common. They were all successful moon landing mission. As the logos were on the astronaught's suits then it can be safe to say that Graphic Design has been on the moon. How about that?

However, in context of where Graphic Design actually is I guess this whole idea is kind of flawed!

But in contrast to this, here is an image of a section of the International Space Station:

Image of the International Space Station

This image can be found at: http://www.aztechnology.com/images/NASA-Images/NASA-Logo/NASA-Logo-Raffaello-STS114-2005-L.jpg

You can clearly see towards the bottom of the photo that the NASA logo is on the International Space Station. Therefore I guess it is safe to say;

Graphic Design, has been, and definitely is in space.

Graphic Design helps to build and image and recognition for a company or organisation, (like it has done NASA with its logo). This helps things to be easily recognised for what they are and/or where they came from or what they do. This is exactly what the NASA logo is doing on the space station and also the logos on astronaughts suits.

Cheers.

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