Design studio Sawdust created this Community poster in homage to Carl Sagan’s book ‘Pale Blue Dot.’ Sagan was inspired by an image taken, at his own suggestion, by Voyager 1 on February 14, 1990. As the spacecraft moved towards the outer edges of our solar system, engineers turned it around to gaze upon our tiny planet. Voyager 1 was approximately 4 billion miles away when it captured a portrait of earth, appearing only as a tiny point of light, a pale blue dot.
“There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” — Carl Sagan
The poster was created for CommUNITY which is a collaborative project between Mucho & San Francisco Design Week (SFDW). Works by 100 artists (from 15 different countries) consisting of prints, typefaces, products, sculptures, digital art and more, were sold in a silent auction benefiting San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) to enable its mission of bringing together the local Bay Area and international design community.