Even NASA Critical Space Items Need Stickers


Today's art comes to us from Duane King, a designer and director out of Portland, Oregon. Judging by his prolific Instagram account, he's spent some time at various NASA sites. This matte kiss cut label was inspired by his story where he explains how the Apollo program would build parts all across the United States, and that when it came time to assemble the massive Saturn rockets and Apollo spacecraft, NASA would safeguard the vessels and the safety of the astronauts, with stickers during shipping.

There's the classic NASA logo (possibly the best of all time? Anyone?) and the blaring red circle that instructs the handlers to use extreme care. After all, these parts will go to space and have to return home in one piece. No bumps, drops or nudges allowed.

As for Duane King, he focuses on design, technology, and culture. He is an Executive Member of the IADAS, the Webby Awards judging body, and serves on the board of WorkOf and Designspeaks. In 2011, Fast Company selected him as one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America. His work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, Fast Company, WIRED, The Guardian, Graphis, Industrial Designers Society of America, D&AD, The 100 Show, The Art Directors Club, TechCrunch, Engadget, The FWA, I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, Creative Review, Computer Arts, IdN, Print and HOW Magazine.