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MSS
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posted 09-15-2011 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS   Click Here to Email MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ISS Expedition 36 mission patch

The International Space Station's (ISS) Expedition 36 begins with the scheduled undocking of Soyuz TMA-07M in May 2013. Three new crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz TMA-09M.


Credit: NASA

Expedition 36 will be commanded by Roscosmos cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov. His crewmates, all flight engineers include: cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Maxim Suraev Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA astronauts Christopher Cassidy and Karen Nyberg, and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano.

The ISS Expedition 36 insignia was designed by Blake Dumesnil.


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Bill Hunt
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posted 09-15-2011 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOVE IT! Great design!

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posted 09-15-2011 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love it too. I tend to be a traditionalist about these things, but every once in a while a bold departure really works. This one does. (And yes, it did take me a minute to realize that the gold bars are intended to represent the ISS solar arrays.)

Does it also remind anyone else of the "old school" Soviet-era emblems that tended more toward the abstract and evocative than did American patches?

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I think it's very Art Deco... Nice.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-16-2011 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Expedition 36 insignia approved artwork has been added to the original post.

spaceman
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posted 09-16-2011 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice design sort of a retro Russian space patch/pin look. We seem to know too far in advance of the mission these days. No doubt the Malaysian network will have these on eBay, like yesterday.

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posted 09-16-2011 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for edorr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sweet!! That's the most original design since... ever, I think!

edorr
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posted 09-16-2011 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for edorr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So Blake Dumesnil also was the winner for the Space Shuttle Program Commemorative patch design contest, another really original design that I liked a whole lot. What a talented guy!

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posted 09-19-2011 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IconDesign29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to thank you all very much for the kind words about the Expedition 36 design! It is always an honor when a design is embraced by not only the crew members but also by the collectors, especially given that this is a more unique design.

I greatly appreciate the support everyone! — Blake

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posted 09-19-2011 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This patch gets more awesome every time I look at it. Great job, Blake.

IconDesign29
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posted 09-19-2011 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IconDesign29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm really thrilled to hear that! Even as long as I've been looking at it, I still haven't grown tired of it.

I look forward to getting one of the patches in hand!

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posted 09-20-2011 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Blake, I love the early Space Age/Mad Men era look of this patch. Well done!

IconDesign29
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posted 09-20-2011 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IconDesign29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks very much! I have always found the early Space Age/Tomorrowland-era design work to be beautifully simplistic and very effective. I thought this styling might be a fresh approach to showcasing the ISS and placed focus on the iconography of the solar arrays.

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posted 09-20-2011 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johntosullivan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love it!

What's the significance of the trident?

IconDesign29
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One of the Expedition 36 crew members, Chris Cassidy, was a Navy SEAL so we thought it was a nice homage to his background. However in addition to that, the trident, as designated by the Navy, also symbolizes the sea, air, and land, all of which make up the earth from where the trident originates in the design.

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posted 09-20-2011 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another bit of info re: the trident is that it is part of both the Command at Sea and Command Ashore pins worn by Commanding Officers during their command tours.

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posted 09-20-2011 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Blake: really a well done job. I like it too much.

johntosullivan
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quote:
Originally posted by IconDesign29:
However in addition to that, the trident, as designated by the Navy, also symbolizes the sea, air, and land, all of which make up the earth from where the trident originates in the design.
The command at sea one, looks like an anchor instead of a trident.

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posted 09-20-2011 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by johntosullivan:
The command at sea one, looks like an anchor instead of a trident.
Actually, it's a star superimposed on a trident.

IconDesign29
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posted 09-20-2011 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IconDesign29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KAPTEC:
Congratulations Blake: really a well done job. I like it too much.
Thank you, Jorge! After all of the excellent designs you've created yourself, that's a much appreciated compliment!

lucspace
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posted 09-20-2011 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can only add my admiration for this design! It is the most innovative and daring concept I have seen in a long time, and I love the Art Deco influence. Sincerely hope Blake gets to design more missions!

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Thanks Luc! I think the word "daring" is a great way to describe this design. I'm really glad that it paid off to go outside the box for a change.

Thank you again for kind words!

johntosullivan
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quote:
Originally posted by NavySpaceFan:
Actually, it's a star superimposed on a trident.
I think you'll find it's a star superimposed on an anchor. The trident is for command ashore.
Command at Sea Pin — Established in 1960 to recognize the responsibilities placed on those officers of the Navy who are in command, or who have successfully commanded, ships and aircraft squadrons of the fleet. The component parts, a commission pennant, an anchor, and the line star, were determined to be ideally suited for a design which would be symbolic in the ready identification of those officers who have attained the highly coveted and responsible title of Commanding Officer of our commissioned units at sea.

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quote:
Originally posted by johntosullivan:
I think you'll find it's a star superimposed on an anchor. The trident is for command ashore.
Well crap, you'd think 20 years in the Navy I'd know that. I stand corrected sir.

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posted 09-22-2011 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the pleasure of congratulating Blake a few weeks back getting a preview of the artwork. The guy is simply an amazing artist.

I join Jorge and Luc in hoping to see him design many more crew patches.

Enjoy the feedback Blake - you really created something outstanding!

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Needless to say, I would continue to consider it a great honor and privilege to design future mission patches so I do hope the opportunity arises again.

The fact of the matter is that I am very humbled to follow in Tim, Jorge, Luc, and Sean's and many others' footsteps. I have grown up with each of your designs over the years and continue to respect and be inspired by what you guys have created!

I always wondered who had such a cool job creating the mission patches so you really don't know what it means to be in your company. I really thank you for showing your appreciation for what little work I've done!

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I love this design! This is the kind of thing that sets this forum well apart from most other enthusiast sites in my opinion. We have people who design these patches posting about their work. As a part-time artist (really illustrator, haven't done insignia work in a long time and never anything for NASA), I love reading about the thought process that goes into these. I'd always been curious about the people who design these mission patches and how the process works.

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posted 09-24-2011 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking at Expedition 36's patch and it's a great patch! Very cool looking patch and I like the different shape of it.

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I've got it in my hand, and I can't tell you how much I love it! I think the only thing that might really have added to it would be a hint of metallic thread, just as an accent - perhaps silver in the two white lines framing the upsidedown triangle, or maybe a touch of gold in the solar arrays. Regardless, this is as bold a patch design as I've seen in a long time. Very, very cool. My hats off, Blake!

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Wow! Just dynamite! Well done, Blake!

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Yes indeed, it is so much different to the others. I like it.

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posted 10-11-2012 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Expedition 36 patch has undergone some design changes since first revealed in September 2011.


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posted 10-11-2012 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well. That's...unfortunate.

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I knew this was coming and was curious what the new additions would look like. I like it, especially the crew member names.

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I thought the original was unique in a very attractive way...now, not so much. I guess I'm OK with the crew names and flag bands...It's their patch not ours, etc etc.

But what kills it aesthetically for me are the Mars/Moon in the "36." That big red orb in the center of what was such a cool, elegant design. Gah.

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posted 10-11-2012 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pargoo   Click Here to Email pargoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think this one looks *much* better, with the addition of a bit of red and a hint of green.

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posted 10-11-2012 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bottom line is the changes were requested by the crew and done by the original artist. I think Blake did an outstanding job in trying to maintain the unique-ness of his original design and satisfy the requests of the crew.

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posted 10-12-2012 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In college, I worked with a pilot (who may still be in prison) who told me aviation is about 90% show business and about 10% hard work. The sedate nature of the original patch wasn't enough to stir anyone. The new patch is more attention-getting because as another friend said, "No bucks, no Buck Rogers."

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Ugh! As with many things in life I think the phrase "Keep it simple" should have applied here. What to me was an elegant and different design has now become a cluttered overly designed mess.

Oh well different strokes for different folks.

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posted 10-16-2012 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pargoo   Click Here to Email pargoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any idea how long we'll have to wait until the artwork appears in hi-res?


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