In retrospect, I’m not sure whether what I wanted to be when I was a kid was an astronaut or a NASA historian who also got to fly in space. I loved the science, but I’m not sure I ever loved it as much as the symbolism. Food for thought.
What I actually grew up to become was an editor, firmly ensconced in metaphorical mission control, sneaking off on evenings and weekends for private excursions into freefall.
Does anyone else find Alan Bean’s portraits of himself and Pete Conrad being bros on the moon touching? There’s one I looked at where I felt a cry coming on because Al calls the painting “The Greatest Astronaut” (it’s Pete clicking his heels on the moon). Gosh, why haven’t I…
An exquisitely specific intersection of classic-comics homage and design geekery, Cornered collects recreations of the oft-ignored spot character illustrations from the upper left-hand corners of many comics covers. Some are direct reproductions; others, more oblique.