Rosetta by Ben Farrow

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Artist Statement

"The Rosetta and Philae mission was one I followed right from the start. It was a great achievement, even if it didn't quite go according to plan. This year, the Rosetta orbiter is to perform a controlled landing on the comet 67P Churyumov?Gerasimenko, ending the mission. The first observations from orbit around, and from the surface of, a comet make this mission a great moment in space travel history. I wanted to design a patch for this mission, and had the idea for the shape of it first. It is designed to match the shape of the Rosetta Stone, after which the orbiter is named. I used the lines to create the idea of a comet with its tail, and the circular design to show Rosetta orbiting, and a small mark between the two rings to represent Philae." - Ben Farrow

I'm a British digital artist who draws animals in suits, and sometimes other things, too. I'm an anthropomorphic artist, a graphic designer, sometimes a photographer, a proud furry, and a self-proclaimed geek. I currently live in Devon where I like to photograph old buildings, draw raccoons and be socially awkward.

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.