Ficciones Typografika

Pale Blue Dot is a tribute to the famous photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a distance of 6.000.000.000 (6 billion) kilometers from Earth. It was at the request of Carl Sagan that the Voyager 1 turned its camera around for one last time to take this photo across a great expanse of space before leaving the Solar System.

In his book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, astronomer Carl Sagan related his thoughts on a deeper meaning of the photograph. This poetic reflection is typeset on a grid in the background of the poster, each character firmly set as a star in space.

The Pale Blue Dot poster was submitted to Ficciones Typografika, a project dedicated to typographic exploration in a public space, curated by Erik Brandt.

 

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