The objective of this design was to create in-house promotion for an exhibit celebrating Sci Fi films of the fifties.
For the poster, I focused on space travel which, along with giant radioactive monsters and alien invaders, comprised the core of the genre. The movie posters of the time generally fell into the categories of movie stills or fantastical paintings depicting a major event or threat. I decided to go the latter route and suggest a sense of non-stop excitement by include a number of elements: a rocket taking off, an invading fleet of flying saucers, and a giant robot threatening a domed city.
For the gift shop, I designed a package for a toy atom bomb that would fizz and dissolve in water, revealing a to monster which would absorb the water and grow in size.
As the, usually military, mission to another planet was a common feature of Sci Fi films of the fifties. I felt that fantastical mission patches would allow the visitor to immerse themselves by pretending to be a member of one of those flights.
The first two patches were styled after NASA mission patches. The third was modeled after naval mission patches. The final patch was a combination of the NASA pilot patch, worn on the left breast, with the styling and colors of the US Army to make it more martial in appearance.