OrbitalFleets is an ongoing project by illustrator/graphic artist, Nate Utesch
. At the retirement of NASA's US Space Shuttle program, OrbitalFleets is a 30th anniversary poster series. Throughout the course of the year, a large, 2-color, silkscreened poster and a small, full-color, art print will be developed for each of the five orbital vehicles of the United States Space Transportation System.
The silkscreened OrbitalFleets posters are hand-pulled by illustrator-designer-printmaker extraordinaire, Shaun Malinowski of Good Stuff Design Co
. What to expect from a hand-pulled, silkscreened poster that contains thin lines, small type and fine details: imperfections
. Naysayers of fine, hand-printed materials may call it broken lines, filled in letters, slight mis-registration, inconsistencies and inky thumbprints. We call it character. And we can't wait for you to see it.
Keep checking back here or follow Nate at @nateutesch
for updates on the series and future prints. All OrbitalFleets purchases go directly into the printing operations of the art and fiction journal, Ferocious Quarterly
. All posters are sold via mail-order at the Ferocious Quarterly webstore
. All "Crew Series" art prints are managed via the fine folks at Society6