Atlas Space Cards 1958. Extremely Rare, VG+ condition. I’m playing with more photoshop post processing styles on my 3D renders. I loved the look of the Space Cards of the late 1950’s and the solar system they depicted. It was wonderful opening that wax paper and popping the flat piece of bubble-gum in your mouth while you gazed on the wonders of the future. I’ve created my take on some of the ideas bounced around at that time by the usual suspects designing how we would explore the solar system. I tried to give the cards some scuffed up wear and even some deliberate mis-registration.

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Joel Hagen

An award-winning artist and animator, Joel Hagen is a founding member of the IAAA. He is a MER collaborator, part of the Opportunity rover science operations team and has produced image products for the Opportunity, Phoenix and Pathfinder missions. A retired computer graphics instructor, Joel works with digital and traditional media as well as 3D printing and print surface treatments. Joel also designs extra-terrestrial life forms and biomes. His work has appeared on PBS, BBC, NHK in Japan, Discovery and National Geographic channels.

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