Celebrating the Solar Eclipse
If you’re like me, you probably tried to snag a glance at the sun yesterday. Who wouldn’t? It’s a Total Solar Eclipse! We don’t get those for another hundred years. And while many of you were burning your eyes out, graphic designers took advantage of this opportunity to celebrate the way …
If you’re like me, you probably tried to snag a glance at the sun yesterday. Who wouldn’t? It’s a Total Solar Eclipse! We don’t get those for another hundred years. And while many of you were burning your eyes out, graphic designers took advantage of this opportunity to celebrate the way we do: with dazzling designs. There were a lot of great events that happened and a lot of people created obscure art. I won’t show all of them, but here are some that are noteworthy. Eye on Design actually covered a fair amount on this subject. It’s a good article with fantastic work designed by Antonio Alcalá and Script and Seal. I recommend reading what awesome coverage they had on this stellar event and the designers behind some spectacular work.
Astronomer and Artist Tyler Nordgreen celebrated the solar eclipse with commemorative posters for NASA. These posters emphasized the emotional impact the eclipse had throughout the United States, and where was it best experienced. His 30 posters illustrated a motivational jumpstart that many felt and continued NASA’s distinctive poster series.
“My newest poster campaign continues this tradition of science education through art by highlighting where Americans can go to see the most spectacular astronomical event anyone can see with their own eyes,” said Nordgren.
In association with USPS, illustration studio Script and Seal created a more unconventional piece. They created a commemorative folio to accompany the Total Eclipse of the Sun forever stamp, designed by The Journey Group. Its vibrant color scheme and simplistic patterns were a modern ode to traditional maps used by astronomers.
A lot of people celebrated the Total Solar Eclipse yesterday with a lot of enthusiasm. What I showed were only a piece of what all the work that was created to celebrate yesterday’s event. Did you see any? If so, comment below!