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The Art of Space

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Vintage UFO Chart
Vintage UFO Chart

Good Things looks to arty side of space travel, from papier mâché spaceships to photographic reappropriation of the moon

If the world is not enough why not look further afield, look up! This week's Good Things rounds up great places to ogle distant galaxies without leaving your favourite chair.

Artist Damien Poulain had the enviable task of creating some spaceships to use in a music video, assisted by a bunch of kids. The results will take you back to sunday afternoon covering loo rolls in foil and glitter.

Spaceships, 2011
Spaceships, 2011 Artwork by Damien Poulain
Spaceships, 2011
Spaceships, 2011 Artwork by Damien Poulain
Spaceships, 2011
Spaceships, 2011
Spaceships, 2011
Spaceships, 2011 Artwork by Damien Poulain
Spaceships, 2011
Spaceships, 2011 Artwork by Damien Poulain
Moon Games is an ongoing series of photos where Laurent Lavender toys with perspective & our moon. The results are witty and charming, and fairly easy to replicate should you have the time.
Moon Games
Moon Games Photography by Laurent Laveder
Moon Games
Moon Games Photography by Laurent Laveder
Moon Games
Moon Games Photography by Laurent Laveder
Moon Games
Moon Games Photography by Laurent Laveder
Moon Games
Moon Games Photography by Laurent Laveder
A favourite space resource is the moon map collection, mainly for the brilliant colours. Like paint splatters.
Geologic Map of the Pitatus Region of the Moon
Geologic Map of the Pitatus Region of the Moon
Geologic Map of the Tycho Quadrangle of the Moon
Geologic Map of the Tycho Quadrangle of the Moon
Geologic Map and Sections of the Letronne Region of the Moon
Geologic Map and Sections of the Letronne Region of the Moon
Geologic Map of the Geminus Quadrangle of the Moon
Geologic Map of the Geminus Quadrangle of the Moon


As humans we will surely never tire of seeing our amazing home from outer space. With the invention of Google Earth, this has become a pastime we can enjoy on a daily basis, albeit in a slightly less magnificent setting. For professional results the European Space Agency has this archive of incredible shots.
Belize Barrier Reef
Belize Barrier Reef Courtesy of the ESA
The Imja Glacier, Himalayas
The Imja Glacier, Himalayas Courtesy of the ESA
Southwest Iran
Southwest Iran Courtesy of the ESA
The 'treasure peninsula' of Kazakhstan
The 'treasure peninsula' of Kazakhstan Courtesy of the ESA
Westfjords, Iceland
Westfjords, Iceland Courtesy of the ESA
We are yet to witness a UFO in real life, but when we do we will certainly have a print out of these useful guides.
Vintage UFO Chart
Vintage UFO Chart
Vintage UFO Chart
Vintage UFO Chart
Vintage UFO Chart
Vintage UFO Chart
Vintage UFO Chart
Vintage UFO Chart
If you would like to find out how many people are in space right now, simply click here, and for the weight conscious – here's a handy guide.
Your Weight in Outer Space
Your Weight in Outer Space

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