Category: space age

Aliens by Johnny Bruck.

Desperate spacemen, illustrated by Johnny Bruck.

Saturn as seen from Titan, painted by Chesley Bonestell, 1948.

“Fasten your seat belts, fellows. Get those space helmets clamped to your heads and hang on tight, because we’re taking off this morning on a wonderful trip to outer space.” Read on…

A future spacecraft surveys an alien world where massive crystals and bacterial mists flourish in the alternating light of two suns. Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov on a 1963 postcard.

1965 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei Sokolov.

Illustrations by Johnny Bruck, 1968-1970.

Illustrations by Johnny Bruck, 1968-1970.

Happy Cosmonautics Day! On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. (Poster art by Valentin Viktorov.)

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1951.