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NASA Mars Wanted Posters Designed by NASA

Been meaning to post a link to these NASA Mars Recruitment Graphic Design Posters for a while, but always something else getting in the way. Finally here we are, as I really do love these posters, and love that animated GIF.

According to NASA, for all those that dream to be a martian:

NASA: Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day. Download a Mars poster that speaks to you. Be an explorer!

NASA have not just designed these beautiful posters to stir up out imagination, and desire to explore and colonise space, you can download incredibly high resolutions versions, for print, also.

As an example, the high resolution TIF files come in at a whopping 92Mb! The posters are completely free, and can be printed and re-used as you see fit!

Visit Mars Explorers Wanted to download the posters

 

NASA Mars Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Assembly Required To Build Our Future On Mars And Its Moons

Are you someone who can put things together, solving challenges to ensure survival? Dare to forge our future with space-age tools - build spaceships to carry us to Mars and back, and habitats to protect us while we're there.

 

NASA Mars Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Technicians Wanted To Engineer Our Future On Mars

People with special talents will always be in demand for our Journey To Mars. Whether repairing an antenna in the extreme environment of Mars, or setting up an outpost on the moon Phobos, having the skills and desire to dare mighty things is all you need.

 

NASA Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Teach On Mars And Its Moons

Learning is out of this world! Learning can take you places you've never dreamed of, including Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos. No matter where we live, we can always learn something new, especially with teacher-heroes who guide us on our path, daring us to dream and grow!

 

NASA Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Surveyors Wanted To Explore Mars And Its Moons

Have you ever asked the question, what is out there? So have we! That curiosity leads us to explore new places like Mars and its moons, Phobos and Deimos. Just what lies beyond the next valley, canyon, crater, or hill is something we want to discover with rovers and with humans one day too.

 

NASA Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Farmers Wanted For Survival On Mars

Got a green thumb? This one's for you! In space, you can grow tomatoes, lettuce, peas, and radishes just like you would find in your summer garden. New ways of growing fresh food will be needed to keep brave explorers alive.

 

NASA Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Work The Night Shift On Martian Moon Phobos

Night owls welcome! If you lived on Mars' moon Phobos, you'd have an office with a view, mining for resources with Mars in the night sky. Settlers below on Mars would see Phobos rise and set not once, but twice in one day!

 

NASA Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

Explorers Wanted On The Journey To Mars

Hike the solar system's largest canyon, Valles Marineris on Mars, where you can catch blue sunsets in the twilight, and see the two moons of Mars (Phobos and Deimos) in the night sky.

 

NASA Mars Recruitment Graphic Design Posters

We Need You

We need many things for our Journey To Mars, but one key piece is YOU!

 


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NASA 'Worm' Logo Design Upside Down - Very Sexy and Very Naughty

After the excitement of receiving my copy of the Kickstarter project, "The NASA Graphics Standards Manual reissue", I hurried down the beach to show some of my 'designery' friends.

One of them, who was sitting opposite me, got to see me pull the NASA manual out of it's gorgeous foil envelope, showing that famous NASA Worm Logo in it's upside down glory

 

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The first thing that he said was, "That reads, "Very Sexy and Very Naughty".

I now can't unsee this, and the juvenile in me had to whip up a version of the NASA 'worm' logo, as an upside down 'alternative', along with the tagline (in the correct typeface and styling of course).

Hey, I know it's not a cool thing to do; to cheapen this iconic brand, but it did make me smirk.

 

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Symbols of NASA: After it was introduced, the "meatball" was the most common symbol of NASA for 16 years, but in 1975 NASA decided to create a more "modern" logo. That logo, which consisted of the word "NASA" in a unique type style, was nicknamed the "worm." That logo was retired in 1992, and the classic meatball insignia has been the most common agency symbol since.


Apollo 11 Mission Logo Design as used in Vintage NASA Brochure

Here's a bit of logo design porn for you. Found this on Imgur, and it's the Apollo 11 Mission Logo Design as used on the original mission brochure front cover.

Googling this image came up with a few links, one of which lead to www.lostateminor.com This post showcases a number of vintage NASA brochures and posters, which were auctioned off back in 2013: Spring 2013 Space Exploration Signature Auction.

NASA may have an outstanding space program, but they’re not too bad in the design department either. During the 1960s, hundreds of manuals, guidebooks, covers, and posters were created to promote NASA and their events. The posters are filled with vintage typography, classy artwork, and retro colors. The covers are set to be auctioned off at the 2013 April 18 Space Exploration Signature Auction

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NASA astronaut Leland D Melvin with his dogs Jake and Scout

This photograph of NASA astronaut, Leland D Melvin with his dogs Jake and Scout, just brings so much joy to my heart!

Being a dog lover, I can just feel the excitement, the love and the happiness both Leland, Jake and Scout are all feeling.

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Just look at Leland's smile, then Scout's eyes nearly popping out of his sockets.

Just beautiful.

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Wiki: Melvin began working in Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in 1989. His responsibilities included using optical fiber sensors to measure strain, temperature, and chemical damage in both composite and metallic structures. In 1994, he was selected to lead the Vehicle Health Monitoring team for the cooperative NASA/ Lockheed Martin X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle program. In 1996, he co-designed and monitored construction of an optical nondestructive evaluation facility capable of producing in-line fiber optic sensors.[8]

Selected as an astronaut in June 1998, Melvin reported for training in August 1998. He has since been assigned to the Astronaut Office Space Station Operations Branch, and the Education Department at NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. As co-manager of NASA's Educator Astronaut Program, Leland Melvin has traveled across the country, discussing space exploration with teachers and students, and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He next served in the Robotics Branch of the Astronaut Office. In October 2010, Melvin was named as associate administrator for the Office of Education. As associate administrator, Melvin was responsible for the development and implementation of NASA’s education programs that inspire interest in science and technology and raise public awareness about NASA goals and missions. He retired from NASA in February 2014.[8]



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Super Cool Retro NASA Animated Logo ID

I absolutely love finding these retro animated NASA logo, video presentations. For a while, before I posted this, I actually thought it was a genuine NASA production, but turns out it was created by a Redditor, going by the user name _Charlie : I designed this retro-futuristic NASA logo animation, thought you guys would like it!

If fake NASA logos don't do it for you, and you want genuine retro NASA animated logos, then check this post out: NASA’s ‘Worm’ Logo Animated in 70′s Groovy Fashion and includes 3 other Retro NASA animated logos, or video/TV idents.

If you come across any more of these then please please send them my way. :) There's also a YouTube version, which looks slightly cleaner:

http://youtu.be/dwdws90cxAA



Space Programme Cover Designs

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A stunning collection of 20 American space (NASA) program: covers, reports, brochures and other vintage era space themed design and typography all from an upcoming: 2013 April 18 Space Exploration Signature Auction by Heritage Auctions.

Just trying to imagine the excitement of having the responsibility to create such historic pieces of design. My favourite cover is this last one above for the Gemini Press Reference Book, but in general there is some gorgeous typography through out the entire collection.

» Via: Daring Fireball