Tag: design

Cosmonaut’s Retro-Mission Patches

“The history of Soviet mission patches begins with one of space travel’s most significant achievements. In 1963, Valentina Teresknova made history as the first woman in space. Her call sign was Chayka—Seagull—and under it, she completed 48 orbits of Earth. As she did so, hidden from view, sewn onto the […]

Superhero Color Theory

Friend of the Gutter Aaron Hanson and Brian McLachlan look at the use of color in conveying character for superheroes, supervillains and secondary characters. “Part I: Primary Heroes” here and “Part II: Secondary Characters” here.

The Amazing Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes drew comics for Black newspapers from the 1930s through the 1950s. She was popular and well known, even friends with people like Lena Horne, who might’ve influenced her most famous creation, Torchy Brown, and Eartha Kitt. But Ormes disappeared like so many talented women and men […]