With the 50 year Jubilee of the Apollo 11 Moonlanding, i had the idea of publishing a Book, a new interpretation of "In this Decade / Mission to the Moon", published in 1969.
We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too. John F. Kennedy // 12.09.1962
The Idea was good, but i didn't expect that much need of communication with NASA, Astronauts and other History Administrations. But i did it, also when i have to pay a lot of Copyright Fees for images. This is also the reason, why i do not offer a digital Version of the Book. The Digital Usage Fees are much more than Fees for the printed Book. (Would get possible with a Stretch Goal..see at the end of this page)
FIRST OVERVIEW // Check also our Facebook Page
Please take some time and scroll through the project, it's very complex!
THE BOOK COVER "SILVER EDITION"
THE ORIGINAL "IN THIS DECADE..MISSION TO THE MOON" 1969
WHY THIS BOOK?
In 1994 i have been organizing the PR Events for the ESA and DLR Space Projects in Cologne. It was the EuroMIR Project when Ulf Merbold and Thomas Reiter were involved. I met them both at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne.
I also met Documenta & Space Artist Charles Wilp in this project, and we got friends until he passed away in 2005. I still have some pictures, Pins and Stickers.. AND I also have some Original Kapton-Foil from Charles Wilp, that has been used in Space with the Euromir Space Shuttle Columbia! This golden Kapton Foil was also used by "Artronaut" Charles Wilp, as you can see in the picture (click).
Since this time, i'm a bit infected with that stuff and collected books and pictures. The original Paperback of "In this decade.." has 48 pages and the Foldout Chart of the "Lunar Landing Mission Profile" My new Hardcover Book has 160 pages with stitch binding, shows and describes the most important Milestones of all Apollo Missions, from Nr. 1 to Nr. 17! I optimized the Lunar Landing Profile and added the Graphic of the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites.
THE OLD FOLDOUT CHART
THE NEW FOLDED POSTER
I wanted to make an outstanding Book, with rare pictures, that have never been shown or shown in this combination or in printmedia. The little daily things the astronauts were using, like having diner in space and also using their HighTech stuff "like Computers". It looks a bit like Flash Gordon Scene from today,.. unbelievable and exciting..
But i wanted also to show the mathematical, technical and geographical works, that have been done with fantastic graphics and drawings with analog material.
THE BOOK EDITIONS I offer two Editions + DELUXE OPTIONS:
- SILVER DELUXE
Silver is the basic Edition, with a Slipcase made from heavy Cardboard and hot silver foil stamping. The Book is hardcover, 160 pages, included the folded Lunar Poster Chart: Stitch binding, Black Tailband and wihite Headband.
The Silver Edition Deluxe comes with an addtional UV Print on Alu Dibond! Always worldwide shipping included!
Select one UV Print on Alu Dibond with the SILVER DELUXE EDITION!
THE GOLD EDITION
The limited Gold Edition (only 100 available) comes with a handmade Cardboard Slipcase from an Art-Manufacturer in Germany. The Book is completely Gold foiled with a black Print on the Surface. It has also 160 Pages, hardcover, black Tail- and white Headband.
The Slipcase is hot gold foil stamping with a cutout for your fingers. With this Slipcase comes the Golden Record Sticker from the Carl Sagan Record of the Voyager Missions 1977 and the Folded Landing Chart Poster, that was a foldout in the Original Paperback. The golden Record ist still in space.. Sometimes i think... Would Mr. Spock understand this? ; )
In addition with this GOLD EDITION, there come two Aluminium Dibond UV Prints in 21x21 cm, including Hanging Construction!
SILVER EDITION DELUXE: SELECT ONE PRINT!
GOLD EDITION: GET BOTH PRINTS!
With a Stretchgoal, we will add new motifs. Stay tuned!
THE GOLD EDITION DELUXE
With the GOLD EDITION DELUXE you will get an Original Piece of Kapton Foil, that has already been in Space with the COLUMBIA SPACE SHUTTLE!
This Piece of Kapton Foil is 4x6 cm and comes laminated on a wonderful AluDibond Print Plate with Hanging Construction.
The Original Certificate for the Kapton Foil (same Flight) follows.
You can also choose the Charles Wilp Edition, with a piece of XL Kapton Foil, approx 5x13 cm.
You will get a Copy of the Certificate with your Original Kapton Foil!
The Book has about 20 chapters. Every chapter starts with the Gold Foil and the Prolog of the Apollo XX Missions or another theme about the Missions.
I got the personal permission of Alan Bean to show some Pictures of his Artwork in my book. He was the 4th man on the moon. Thanks, Alan!
We have a nice Postcardset DIN A6 in a Silver Cardboard Envelope. There is great Space Art on the Cards.. be suprised!
THE UV PRINTS ON ALUDIBOND 21X21 CM
The prints are manufactured in the BEST High End printing Studio in Germany. Printed with UV Ink, that is waterresistant. The Prints come with a matte Surface Finish and look better than the Standard Alu-Prints from Online Shops. They come with in a golden foiled Box and have a very safe Packaging. Hanging and shipping included.
SOME BACKER REVIEWS FOR MY FIRST HISTORY BOOK:
“Hi from Italy. The book arrived more than 2 weeks ago and is perfect! I love the quality of graphics.
Waiting for next.”
“I received my copy and it's absolutely beautiful! I haven't opened the wrap as it's a Christmas gift but I'm blown away.”
“Got my book the other day; it is fantastic!”
“I just wanted to tell you that I received my book and it is lovely. Everything came nicely packaged. Really looking forward to getting Book 2..”
“Habe gestern mein Exemplar erhalten und bin restlos begeistert. Da hast du großartige Arbeit geleistet. Ein Kunstwerk! Gratulation.”
CREDITS & THANKS TO:
NASA / JPL /
ESA / DLR COLOGNE
ALAN BEAN / BUZZ ALDRIN
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
I. SCHMIDT-WINKELER CHARLES WILP
Risks and challenges
The Book is produced in Germany. So you will get the best Printing Quality..
This project needs a lot of time and also communication. So i'm hopefull to finish end of september and producing and fulfillment should be in october.
If you have any questions, feel free to write or post a message.
You can also drop me a line on Behance or on my Facebook Page.
- (27 days)