Venera 16 by Ben Farrow

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Artist Statement

"This is probably my favourite space mission ever. The Venera probes were so important in the history of space travel, making so many firsts, and yet are almost completely forgotten. Venera were Russian probes sent to Venus, long before the first Mars rover. These were the first man-made objects ever to enter the atmosphere of another planet, the first to make a soft landing on another planet, and the first ever to send back photos of another planet's surface. All this, and yet, they are almost unknown. My design is based on the photos from the Venera probes. It uses the bright green colours the photos have due to Venus' atmosphere, and have elements based on parts of the probes themselves, as seen in their own photos." - 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.