NASA launched the retro poster series titled ‘Visions of the Future.’ According to David Delgado, the creative strategist behind the project, “the posters began as a series about exoplanets -- planets orbiting other stars -- to celebrate NASA's study of them.”
The purpose of the posters was to share a sense of what is possible in the near future based on projects that NASA is currently working on today. Developing the posters in a vintage fashion ensured that they represent some uncertainty around the outer planets. This intentional choice allows the imagination to wonder what these exoplanets would be like.
The aim was to create a retro yet futuristic feel with the typography on each of the designs. In each print, you can see alterations to the design and typography based on the nature of how the planet itself is imagined.