Happy New Year, Spy Vibers! The new semester has begun at school and I'm super busy back in the classroom with my art students. But I did want to share some amazing images that crossed my radar. The Irwin Allen News Network has a wonderful assortment of rare Lost in Space memorabilia on their site, and given my background in Japan, I was really drawn to the illustrated records that came out in the 1960s. Like the Batman manga and classic monster illustrations from the period, these also included a mixture of duotone, color spreads, collage, and cut-away schematics. Really fun to see! Now that humans are looking deeper and deeper into space again, maybe we'll see a return to this kind of speculative fantasy about what alien life might look like. Of course, this classic era of the Space Race and shows like Lost in Space had a special charm, with its jetpacks, Gemini silver spacesuits, and velour uniforms (with Mod stripes and geometric shapes!). Go check out the Irwin Allen site for even more examples. Enjoy! Related posts: UNCLE and Batman Manga, Green Hornet Manga, Space Camp: Lost in Space, Mod Japan, Japan Ads, Tokyo Beat 1964, Nihon Surf, Johnny Sokko & His Flying Robot, Ian Fleming's Japan, Japanese 007 Editions, Japanese UNCLE Editions, Mods to Moongirls, Peeling Off the Trench Coats, Mad For Mondrian, UFO Blu-ray.
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