SHEPARD FAIREY DESIGNS PATCH FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION ARK1 MISSION

March 22, 2013  |  art, Design, News

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Supertouch buddy Shepard Fairey has just become the first punk in space with his new logo & patch design to be worn by astronauts on the International Space Station. The controversial street artist and streetwear magnate was commissioned by the auspiciously named Center of Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to create an emblem for the International Space Station's upcoming Advancing Research Knowledge 1 (ARK1) mission that launches later this year.

Said Fairey about his artistic motivations for the project: "I wanted to convey the most appealing aspects of the space station and also get a sense of motion. But with a patch being so small you really need to simplify the elements to make them work in an iconic way. So reducing and abstracting the space station to something that worked with really simple forms, but was still really pleasing, was a big part of the objective."

Spoken like a true Vulcan...

CASIS Mission Patch ARK1 by Shepard Fairey from FCTN on Vimeo.

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