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Shepard Fairey Designs Logo For International Space Station [Video]

Well-known street artist designs a badge for ISS' new mission.

Yi Chen
Yi Chen on March 21, 2013. @yiiee


Shepard Fairey is a highly regarded street artist who is most well-known for the Hope poster he created for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and also the iconic Obey Giant posters. Recently, Fairey collaborated with the International Space Station to work on a badge for the upcoming ARK1 mission.

The mission will run from September 2013 until March 2014. The flight will be managed by the non-profit organization Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). The project was originally assigned to design agency Fiction in Florida, who then commissioned Fairey for the work.

Fairey commented that:

It’s a really special thing. I’m just flattered and honored that I could create something that becomes just a small symbol of how things can move forward.

Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the design process for the ISS mission badge:

Shepard Fairey

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