Jim Leonardson

Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) by Jim Leonardson

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Artist Statement

"The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) orbits the sun at the L1 Lagrange point where the gravity of the Sun and Earth cancel each other out. Its instruments watch the sunlit side of the Earth and the Sun simultaneously, collecting data on how the solar wind interacts with Earth's atmosphere. I chose to show only the Sun and Earth, with the name interacting with the planet using the yellow of the Sun and the blue of the Earth. Below the name is its COSPAR designation." - Jim Leonardson

Jim Leonardson is a graphic designer, typographer and illustrator who works in Chicago, Illinois. In his spare time he does woodworking with antique hand tools.

About Space Horizons

Space Horizons is a new collection of mission patch designs for your favorite past, present and future missions to help engage a new generation in the excitement of extending humanity’s reach beyond Earth. Proceeds support Space Horizons, an innovative non profit that promotes interest in STEM education for minority and female students in underserved communities.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.