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April 3-6, 2017 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

About the Art and Artist

Each year, the Space Symposium commemorative space art poster is a treasured keepsake. The 33rd Space Symposium poster was designed by artist Joe Vinton from Burton upon Trent, UK.

The poster will be distributed to Symposium attendees at the Space Foundation booth in the Boeing Exhibit Center. In addition to being used as a poster, Vinton's artwork is driving the design for all 33rd Space Symposium advertising, collateral, signage and promotional materials, as well as this website.

About the Artist: Joe Vinton

Joe became interested in digital art almost by accident. In 2002 he purchased his first PC and a friend gave him a free copy of the 3D software Bryce to play around with. Joe admits it grew into a bit of an obsession and from that point on he was able to unleash his creative side.

Since then, Joe has won many awards in the online digital art community, including being named Renderosity Artist of the Year in 2007. He has produced tutorials for DAZ3D, and has held local art exhibitions showcasing his work. He has also worked with schools, providing introductory digital art workshops for the students.

On three occasions Joe has been chosen the Space Symposium poster artist and he has shared that these honors are highlights of his career. Each year, for nearly thirty years, talented artists have competed for this honor.

A Rich History of Design

To date, the Space Foundation has issued 18 Space Symposium posters, starting in 1999. The subject matter has ranged from actual space photographs to fantastical visions of the future to stunning starscapes. To see all the posters, click here.