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Artist/designer Shepard Fairey was commissioned the Center For The Advancement Of Science In Space to design a brand new patch for the International Space Station's ARK 1 (Advancing Researching Knowledge) mission. CASIS's Pat O'Neill unveiling the patch and the ARK 1 proposal.
posted by The Whelk (16 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
4:46.
posted by Outlawyr at 9:15 AM on April 3, 2013




The ISS has a posse.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:24 AM on April 3, 2013


They made a lot of those badges. How many people are going into space?
posted by The River Ivel at 9:34 AM on April 3, 2013


They made a lot of those badges. How many people are going into space?

Not many, but a lot of people are helping them get there.
posted by mokin at 9:38 AM on April 3, 2013


Reveal here
I'm biased because I'm not a Fairey fan, but am I the only one that thinks this looks like it was done by a teenager high on GI Joe?
posted by litleozy at 9:44 AM on April 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


HOPE? NOPE!
OBAMA? NOBAMA!

CASIS? NOWAYSIS!
posted by markkraft at 10:03 AM on April 3, 2013


Wait tell me more about spacepolitics.com.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:24 AM on April 3, 2013


BRINGING HOME THE MAGIC OF SPACE

So, they've given up on that Science thing?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 10:25 AM on April 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


Waiting for the reveal that it was an uncredited copy of another artist in 3..2..1..
posted by thecjm at 10:27 AM on April 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


Patch looks fine. This bit much more compelling:

"British firm Foster + Partners recently unveiled proposals to 3D-print a moon base from lunar soil, an idea that's also being developed by a London team of 'space architects'."

WHAAAAAT?
posted by LooseFilter at 10:42 AM on April 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


I thought it looked bad in the drawing. Scrolling down though, it looks badass as a real patch.
posted by scose at 10:59 AM on April 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Looks good but the letter spacing on "Research" is really distracting.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:56 PM on April 3, 2013


It's probably ripped off from a logo in The Thing.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 3:10 PM on April 3, 2013


3D-print a moon base from lunar soil

I want Arnold Schwarzenegger to be the pitchman for the "NEW LUNAR TONER"
posted by Kabanos at 6:17 PM on April 3, 2013


here's a close-up of the patch itself.

i like it!

if anyone has any questions about the patch or process, i'd love to hear/see/read them and will try to get you answers :)
posted by raihan_ at 10:04 PM on April 3, 2013


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