Friday, April 13, 2018

Colorforms 3: Yuri's Night, Red Star in Space

I did this one while listening to a recording of a concert performed in 2009 by my prog-rock ambient friends in a planetarium. The occasion was the commemoration of "Yuri's Night," or the orbital voyage of Yuri Gagarin, the first person to be launched into space and return safely. I am using the mid-century graphic style of "Colorforms," which is easily adapted to digital media. Gagarin's flight was in 1961, during the height of mid-century modern design, and the playable graphics of Colorforms arose during that era. The red star stands for the Soviet space program, which set Earthmen on the way to the moon. But of course "we" got there first. 

Photoshop, about 5" x 5", April 12, 2018.

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