Today we remember Yuri Gagarin, as the first human to make it to space, but the Russian cosmonaut was also known internationally for his large friendly smile. (Seriously, go do a Google image search, the guy always looks like he's about to tell you the best joke.)
As the absolute first, we thought it only proper that Gagarin be the first piece in our ongoing Astronaut of the Month series. Inspired by mid-century magazine illustrations, Dane designed these two color illustrations hoping to remind us of the excitement and fascination that overflowed when Astronauts were the world's newest heroes.
These limited edition prints are printed on Epson 100% cotton rag cold press watercolor paper with archival Epson Ultrachrome HD inks, so they should stay bright and beautiful for a long time.
This bright print is limited to an edition of 75 pieces, and are each hand-numbered and signed by Dane.
Sized at 4x4 inches, you can frame these individually in standard 4x4 frames, mat them up to a larger square frame, or even group several together for added style.
We ship these in a bubble mailer with an extra cardboard insert for extra stability.