Friday, September 29, 2017

Space Happy Coloring Book (1953)

A 1953 coloring book from the Merrill company. It has a couple of nice futuristic images I wanted to share.

All of these show a nice blend of the current science fiction films, space opera on TV and some of the current ideas about space flight (like the use of robots and domes on the Moon).

These two I find interesting for the inclusion of "real" rockets (V-2) and jets (X-1) in a fictional space story. It these are "true" images then why should a child doubt that the others will not be true soon?

Friday, September 22, 2017

Who will fly? (1972)

Some pleasant juvenile Soviet space fiction.

Who will fly? 1972 

 I enjoy the illustration style and the space-related imagery.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Revell Models Advertisement for Full Size Gemini Capsule contest (1967)

Sometimes nostalgia for "things being better" is true. I recently picked up the original art to the Revell Models Company 1967 give-away for a full-sized Gemini capsule.  I remember this advertisement, and being 8 years old at the time, dreamed of winning that capsule.

I like this comic advertisement more than the photographic one that was in many of the magazines

It really was won by a boy from Portland Oregon (although he had to actually give it to his local science museum.)

Someone chased down and wrote up the whole story:

Here is this lovely "dream" reproduced for your viewing pleasure: