Posted: 07 Dec 2009 03:00 AM PST
The International Year of Astronomy coincides with the 400th anniversary of Galileo's revolutionary telescope this year. So what better way to celebrate history than with aretro look at the cosmos?
With today's artists' renderings of space becoming increasingly detailed, realistic and flashy, these posters truly stand out. They are the nostalgic creations of artist Simon Page who says his inspiration came from old illustrations of gravitational forces and planetary motion in science books.
"The main challenge I set myself with this was to recreate some thing very retro, minimalist and fresh in comparison to the current batch of space themed posters," Page said.
Though Page designed the posters on his own, he says the IYA organizers took notice and were so impressed they requested to use them for some events they have planned for the end of the year.
The rest ofthe posters, all of which are for sale on Page's website, can be seen below.
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