Nasa’s Retro Posters, Logos and Styling

I came across a few poster designs which Nasa had made to “offer a romantic view of Space travel“. The retro posters offer a glimpse into how Nasa might interpret the future of life in Space. The colours are very vibrant and remind me of some retro posters you might find in concept art made for video games. The images are shown below.

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Image Courtesy – NationalGeographic

The styling of the posters is very simplistic and eye catching. This is very nice although for our animation we are hoping to make it high resolution with a sort of semi-realistic look, instead of a low-poly aesthetic. As a group we were hoping to have a little fun and design one of these types of posters each for a bit of practice with blocking our shapes and colour.

In our story there will be two rivalry drink companies  ‘fighting’ it out for advertising space on some distant planet, so this calls for two new logos. I have found a handy sheet online with some iconic drink logos displayed.

drink logos

We will be taking some inspiration from names and logo styling and colours to reproduce our own. As I had aforementioned, some game concept art contains a lot of similar work, this namely being the work from Fallout 4. Below are a few images displaying what we have in mind when thinking in terms of how to display some of our concept ideas. These images are taken from ‘The Art of Fallout 4’, art book produced by Bethesda Game Studios.

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Nuka Cola is Fallout’s spin off version of coca-cola. We are going to try a spin off version of the same brand to see how it looks. It works as great reference as it is set in the future and had that space-vibe. Some of their logo designs are shown below, again we are hoping to make a page containing possible logo designs for our drink companies.

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Fallout had also made some poster designs for their gameplay. They remind me of the Nasa posters above. From here I plan to design some logos and lay them out on a page, with different colour variations and shapes.

References

News.nationalgeographic.com. (2017). Retro Posters Show NASA’s Vision for Our Future on Mars. [online] Available at: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/mars-retro-travel-posters-space-science/ [Accessed 16 Mar. 2017].

Amazon.com. (2017). Amazon.com: The Art of Fallout 4 (9781616559809): Bethesda Softworks: Books. [online] Available at: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Fallout-4-Bethesda-Softworks/dp/1616559802 [Accessed 13 Mar. 2017].

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