International Year of Astronomy 2009 Posters by Simon Page

I came across some work by Simon Page after rooting around Dropular but when I saw these posters I was absolutely blown away. Simon started out doing these posters as a personal project but when the International Year of Astronomy folks saw them the decided to use them as promotional pieces.

He decided to go with more of a 60’s and 70’s vibe instead of going futuristic. They look to me like old Penguin book covers, concentrating on patterns and shapes instead of bling. The colors are also phenomenal and definitely lend to the vintage feeling of the posters.

Check under the cut for a bunch more of these beauties.


15 Comments International Year of Astronomy 2009 Posters by Simon Page

  1. mintje November 3, 2009 at 4:46 AM

    i would so buy the second one as a print

  2. Alan Trotter November 3, 2009 at 5:45 AM

    These are fantastic. Just the right mix of formal and attention to detail.

  3. Chris November 3, 2009 at 6:34 AM

    I love these posters.

    The geeky, science school-book look could be a bit of a risky strategy when trying to engage all ‘the citizens of the world’. These images are not going to appeal to the masses if that is indeed the organizers’ aim. I imagine the events will be predominantly filled with geeky, science school-book types.. oh and some graphic designers of course.

  4. Mat November 3, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Nice posters – though more than just a nod to Josef Müller-Brockmann…

    Still, nice treatments.

  5. Paul Balcerak November 3, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Where do I send my money? These are awesome.

  6. ben November 3, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    So beautiful.

  7. castroclone November 4, 2009 at 2:44 AM

    strikingly beautiful

    like the glorious days of my youth in the seventies

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  9. Keaton November 7, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Where can I buy one of these?

  10. nad November 8, 2009 at 2:41 PM

    simply stunning!

  11. Chron November 10, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    I also would like to have some copies :) Stunningly genial!

  12. Bri Emery November 10, 2009 at 4:51 PM

    MORE AFTER THE JUMP! I dont know if I can handle it. i am just staring at them, thinking “why didnt I think of this?”

    the power of simple placement.

    posting some on :


    stop by! i loveee your blog.

  13. globe valve November 15, 2009 at 12:47 AM

    So beautiful.

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