Our Poster Series for Future Astronauts is Complete!
If you saw our last update, you know we started a series of Spacecraft posters for kids. At that time we only had Voyager to show. Now we have all... Read more
Robots In Space— A Poster Series For Kids!
Hey space enthusiasts of all ages!
Chop Shop just launched a new campaign that we’re really excited about. A poster series based on our original campaign that celebrates the cosmos... Read more
The Official Planetary Society Online Store
Last week we rolled out a new online store for a truly stellar partner…
Founded In 1980 by Carl Sagan, Louis Friedman, and Bruce Murray to empower the... Read more
ISS and Vostok Have Arrived!
At long last, the final two designs have arrived from Vahalla Studios.
We have already dropped off many of the Lunar Three level rewards (all three prints). Also... Read more
Status and Poll Update
Nothing too shocking, and happily the top three positions held. So the three posters we designed for Series One are still the three favorites (that’s good). The changes from February... Read more
Digital Prints are Printing, Screen Prints are Proofing
The digital archival prints are being made and should start shipping this week. Additionally, the proof for the Apollo screen print was approved last week and the art for ISS... Read more
13x19 Tiny Trio Print
Suppose it is pretty obvious… but here is what the TINY level of prints will look like for those backing at that level. All three designs stacked on one 19x13"... Read more
The Sticker Art
So you are wondering what the stickers for ISS and Vostok look like? Here they are. Slightly revised art and text to fit. Also available for pre-order here. This... Read more
The Archival Digital Print Versions
There is a proportion problem with the screen print versions of the posters and the digital paper we print them on — issue is they are just shorter. So rather... Read more
Another Update to Vostok
Okay. I think this is better.
Discovered a pretty obvious error on lighting for the nose and I reverted back to the more “smiling” eyes from the first version. I... Read more
An Update to Vostok 1
Really wanted to do a more detailed update to Yuri’s face and some elements to break up the white of all that helmet.
Let me know what everyone... Read more
T-shirt Backers, Yuri’s Night and An Integrated Space Plan
If your reward involves any t-shirts, please check your inbox for your survey. You can also access this by logging into Kickstarter, there will be a notification at... Read more
Mission Control: The Campaign is Funded
You are all the greatest. These campaigns are a big part of how Chop Shop works and helps to justify not taking on more corporate work. This way... Read more
2 Days Left & Bill Nye Science Guy Documentary
I had the rare opportunity to spend the final days of the campaign with The Planetary Society at SXSW as we attended the premiere of the documentary Bill Nye Science... Read more
Already getting some things produced.
Also our printers at Vahalla Studio have also been contacted and we already have a price quote. Ready to move forward as soon as the... Read more
There Will Be Adjustments!
Wanted to update everyone on another detail of this operation.
Each design will actually have two versions depending on your print size. The smaller digital prints; 13"x19" & 17"x22"... Read more
Poster #3: Design for Vostok 1
To complete this series… Vostok 1, the first mission of human spaceflight. As with ISS, you may notice some small changes and tweaks over time. But you can assume... Read more
Sketch: Vostok 1
Just thought I might post a rough sketch of Vostok 1. I wasn’t thinking I would make any of these about any one astronaut — but this wanted a human... Read more
Poster #2: Design for the International Space Station
FINALLY — the design for ISS is worthy of posting! There is still some work to be done, so you may see some scaling of elements and added work done... Read more
Hardest One Yet
Still drawing… Tomorrow for sure! Have to draw lots of clouds and then it is DONE. Still another detail (sans cloudy Earth).
ISS: Another Day, But…
Okay, this is going to need more time. Essentially, this one is taking much longer than the others. Whereas we usually feature 1 spacecraft and all the detailing that goes... Read more
We are Funded and ISS is Coming Very Soon
I should have posted this three days ago, but…
Thanks to all our new supporters — and especially those supporters who are making a return appearance for this... Read more
Official Poll Results and Missions Selected for Posters #2 & #3
Here are the results for our poll for the most popular missions in human spaceflight history. These results now confirm the first three missions featured in our series:
POSTER #1:... Read more
Poll So Far
As we expected…
Is definitely in at #1 according to our poll. 15.9%of respondents chose Apollo 11 as one of their top three missions of human spaceflight.... Read more
Postage Error Fixed
Hello and thanks so much for all your support — past and present!
Many of you are going to be wrongly charged a European shipping fee when this... Read more