‘ARK1′ mission patch by shepard fairey for CASIS
all images courtesy of FICTION and the artist
when creative agency FICTION was approached by their client CASIS (center for the advancement of science in space) to develop a
mission patch for their inaugural flight, they stepped outside of their team and reached out to shepard fairey of OBEY giant / studio number one
to get involved in the project. fairey’s emblem design for the ARK1 (advancing research knowledge 1) – the first sponsored payload
by the nonprofit organization who promotes and manages research at the international space station (ISS) U.S. national laboratory –
sees him taking a slight departure from his signature artistic style, to include references to that of various historical space badge esthetics.
the space expedition is scheduled to run from september 2013 to march 2014, with a number of the mission patches to be flown to the
ISS to commemorate CASIS’s first launch period.
‘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. the excitement of the unknown. to be part of that, is really a cool thing,’ said shepard fairey.
of the collaboration, CASIS interim executive director jim royston has stated, ‘the unveiling of this patch signifies a historic moment
in the aerospace community, where a third-party entity is moving forward to send payloads to the ISS that will benefit all humankind.
having a gifted and celebrated artist like shepard fairey designing this significant patch allows CASIS to reach new audiences
that will enhance our mission of promoting the national lab.‘
ARK1 – bringing home the magic of space, advancing research knowledge
CASIS mission patch ARK1 by shepard fairey
video courtesy of FCTN