Monday, May 23, 2011

Experience the Planets

Rings of Saturn

When Mike Lemmon told me about his album The Planets... he spoke of Experience the Planets (needs flash)... the website his music is the soundtrack.

When I clicked on the link I was blown away... because of the awesome artwork on there... and because Mike's music was so appropriate for it.

The site was designed by Greg Martin... who also contributes a number of awesome pieces. It also features contributions from Joe Jesus, Ed Lopez and Gregory Siegburg. The purpose of the site is to illustrate the wonders of our solar system.

According to their "about" section...
"The cornerstone of ETP is its process, which holds each artist responsible for understanding and representing the science behind their work. Combining research with creative exploration and fact-based critique, the ETP community strives to make every piece an artist produces the best they’ve ever done."
When you take the time to savour the work on offer... this ethos becomes evident. Whilst these are "fantastic" illustrations... they are steeped in a wonderful sense of realism that is just breath-taking.

Shadow of Io

I am a huge fan of conceptual sci-fi / fantasy / space / futurist art... and these pics are the kind of illustrations that I just lap up... I love them.

What's more... they are available as wallpapers (1920x1080) for free and as physical prints. I think this both extremely generous of the artists and also very astute of them... who wouldn't want one of these pictures of their wall at home or in their studio?

Take some time to savour the imagery on offer. You'll be glad you did.


Clouds of Titan

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