Topic: Apollo mission patch artists' hidden initials
Posts: 23 From: Pataskala, Ohio Registered: Nov 2005
posted February 23, 2012 06:47 PM
I noticed that the Apollo 16 patch artist apparently hid her initials, "bam", in the patch artwork. I'm curious, was it common practice for the mission patch artists to sign their work like this?
If yes, then it's going to be fun hunting for hidden signatures!
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 23917 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted February 23, 2012 08:10 PM
The Apollo 16 patch was designed by NASA artist Barbara Matelski (presumably her middle initial was 'A'). She was also responsible for the Skylab 3 emblem.
For another example of the artist inserting initials into the insignia, see this earlier discussion of the Apollo 15 crew patch.