Thursday, February 26, 2009

Space Rockets: To punch out and assemble (1958)

I love punch-out books about space flight and have a couple of them. Punch-out books are someplace between the world of toy and that of the book. This one is only 8 pages and really has no text.

The upside to these books are the images. Here you see a Von Braun type rocket launching up towards the space station. Down below you see a realist looking rocket just like in the newspapers.

This is one of those effects of the illustrations in these space books that fascinates me. By putting something that is real on the same page as one of these fantastic rockets you imply that both are real. Even if one is unlikely the implication is it is just a matter of time.

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