CASIS x Shepard Fairey. There’s a pairing I never thought I’d see.
Prolific designer and street artist Shepard Fairey – famous for his ‘OBEY’ work and Barack Obama’s ‘Hope’ posters – has unveiled his official design for the patch of a new project on the International Space Station.
The project, managed by Centre for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), is called ARK1, or Advancing Research Knowledge 1.
The patch will be worn by space workers (astronauts, cosmonauts, what-have-you) involved with the project, which will run from September this year, through to March 2014.
“It’s a really special thing. I’m just flattered and honored that I could create something that becomes just a small symbol of how things can move forward. The excitement of the unknown. To be part of that, is really a cool thing,” Fairey said of the project.
“I just peed a little, seeing the work of a favourite artist paired with the sheer bonkers awesomeness of space science,” Doshio said.
Funny thing is, we’ve always had the technology and materials for producing garments that can maintain a good condition for 10 years or more, but where would big business be without planned obsolescence?
Here’s a brand-new trailer for JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel, Into Darkness. I’ve done the math, and I can confirm I am mad looking forward to this.
Loved Abrams’ first Trek film. Obviously a major departure from the regular TV series’ and films, but his take on the franchise has opened it up to millions of potential fans, giving them a new ‘jumping on’ point. That can only be a good thing.
Star Trek Into Darkness hits Australian cinemas on May 16 (one day before the US).