Galilean Nights poster for IYA2009

Galilean Night poster by James White

Here is my newest poster design for the kind folks over at the International Year of Astronomy camp. This time in promotion of their upcoming event entitled Galilean Nights, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei looking to the cosmos through his telescope. Here is a quick synopsis of the event, happening October 22 – 24:

“This new IYA2009 Cornerstone Project is called Galilean Nights and will see amateur and professional astronomers around the globe taking to the streets, pointing their telescopes to the wonders that Galileo observed 400 years ago. The project’s focus is sidewalk observations of gas giant Jupiter and its moons and members of the public will as also be able to observe the Sun, our own Moon and many more celestial marvels with the own eyes, much like Galileo did 400 years ago.”

This is the second poster I have designed for the IYA2009, the first of which being for the 100 Hours of Astronomy event that happened this past April. I wanted the new poster to stand along, yet have elements relating back to the first.

100 Hours of Astronomy by James White

So, be sure to aim those telescopes skyward in October to observe the tiny ink drop our planet resides in. Space is the place.

Domestic Bliss, photos by Steven Klein

Domestic Bliss: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Domestic Bliss: Steven Klein

Domestic Bliss: Steven Klein

Domestic Bliss: Steven Klein

Domestic Bliss: Steven Klein

I came across this photo series a while back and was happy to rediscover it this morning. Photographer Steven Klein created this set for W Magazine entitled Domestic Bliss, which stars the inescapable couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

This series is a wonderful bit of work. Klein perfectly captured the design and atmosphere of the late 50s and early 60s in his quality, wardrobe and general composition of the photos. And of course, a wonderful color palette.

You can check out the full series on W Magazine’s website, color shots mingled with black and white. I also recommend checking out Steven Klein’s website for more of his work.

Inspiration: Nacho Gil

Nacho Gil

Nacho Gil

Nacho Gil

Nacho Gil

Nacho Gil

Here are some wonderful animal portraits I came across on Ffffound earlier this morning. According to their website. these were created by Nacho Gil. I’m unsure if that is the artist’s real name (correct me if I’m wrong), but that is all the information I could find via the site.

Regardless, excellent use of triangles to create these renders. I especially like the topmost image.

Van and Space Race clothing designs

Signalnoise Apparel by James White

Signalnoise Apparel by James White

Here are a couple more shirt designs I have been working on over the past few weeks. These stemmed from a client job I was working on about a month ago, and are still in the ‘work in progress’ realm as I tweak and change things. It’s been a little while since I did any illustration work, so it was lots of fun to do some vector work to this capacity.

The inspiration for both of these designs came from old iron-on shirt designs from the 1970s.