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New Digital Posters from NASA


Most long-time govdocs librarians are fond of government produced posters. They are unique and useful in many ways. (If you’re unfamiliar with government posters, have a look at the Work Projects Administration (WPA) Poster Collection at the Library of Congress.)

Now NASA has created posters it calls an Exoplanet Travel Series based on the new exoplanets that scientists are discovering using the Kepler telescope. An article in Engadget describes the “trio of beautiful posters by the Exoplanet Travel Bureau.”

All three echo the WPA’s iconic travel prints from the mid-1930s, with classic typefaces and swathes of flat, contrasting color. Given we don’t know exactly what each planet looks like, the designers have taken some creative liberties here — but they should still be more than enough to spark your own imagination and curiosity in the stars.


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  1. These are fun posters. I’ve sent links out on Tumblr and Facebook. Might get it into our statewide newsletter.

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