“What if we could travel to these extrasolar planets?”
Everyday we find more and more indications, that Earth-like planets are all around. Life beyond the Earth becomes increasingly likely. We are no longer alone in the universe. Wouldn’t it be great if those extrasolar planets are not only big hunks of stone and ice with just here and there some bacterial live, but really beautiful planets. Where the nature is as pristine, like Earth was, before we left our Ecological footprint.
It made me think: “What if we could travel to these extrasolar planets?” Celebrating vacations. It would be like the time that each holiday was a trip to the unknown. A discovery. As on these posters from the 1930s, countries and cities that you knew only of images and hearsay. The images were innocent and exotic. Pure.
So, here’s my inspiration for this series of Exoplantery Travel Posters. Maybe the beauty of those exoplanets, make us realize, that our own Earth is just as them, a floating oase in time and space. We should treasure this paradise called Earth.
Albert Einstein once said: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
Beyond imagination is a series of postage stamps illustrations dedicated to the gray area between science and fiction. And most important to the result that lays at the intersection of two those worlds: inspiration.
What started out of curiosity, soon became a hobby and now looks more like an addiction (can no longer see any movie without thinking: “What does the minimal movie poster of this film look like?”). Resulted in a true minimal movie poster gallery.
And a few weeks ago, my gallery grew over the 100 titles barrier. To celebrate this occasion, it seemed nice to make a 1 minute stop motion clip show the first 100 (in alphabetical order).
The complete gallery is best described by a title in particular: The Good, The bad and The ugly. For it is certainly not filled with only the best or most beautiful movie titles ever made.
Some of the featured titles represent really bad movies or titles of films that are downright ugly. But one thing they do have in common: all are memorable.
The gallery is still growing. With still the same premise, asking myself the final question for each movie: “Who or what is the “real” star?”
Look for the complete gallery on www.chungkong.nl. High quality prints are FOR SALE via (http://society6.com/Chungkong). Have fun (I did making them). Feel free to comment…