grand_tour    Mars Tour NASA

Our all-time favorite retro poster art can be found in the classic Art Deco Works Progress Administration posters issued in the 1930s-1940s and discussed previously at borg.com here and here.  NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released fourteen posters that look to the designs of the past to create a vision of our future that might inspire young scientists to make that future happen.  As said by to NASA:

Imagination is our window into the future.  At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality.  As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future.

NASA travelogue poster set

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory commissioned Seattle design firm Invisible Creature for a 2016 “Visions Of The Future” calendar that will be given to NASA staff, scientists, engineers, and government officials.  In conjunction with this release JPL released beautiful, high quality digital copies of each month’s artwork for free download, for anyone to use as wallpaper or to print as full-sized posters.

jupiter    Enceladus NASA poster

Science fiction meets real science in this artwork.  These new images also remind us of Juan Ortiz’s retro posters created as a throwback for original series and Next Generation Star Trek fans, that we discussed previously at borg.com here, here, and here.

Buy physical copies of the posters at Invisible Creature’s website here or download digital copies for free at the JPL website here.  We hope this becomes a calendar available to the public.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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