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Monday, June 9, 2008

NASA TMNT Patch



Let's face it, patches aren't just for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Grown-ups like patches, too. It's not uncommon for small groups and organizations to create custom patches. It's also, oddly, not uncommon for licensed characters to appear on these patches. I have some such patches from Boy Scouts and fire houses that feature Turtles, but this one for NASA is my favorite. It's also the only such patch I've seen that's used art from an official TMNT artist. Anything based on A.C. Farley's work is ├╝ber-appealing to me!

UPDATE: Here's the official NASA page that explains the patch design: http://mplm.msfc.nasa.gov
The modules are named for significant engineers in Italian history, Rafaello, Leonardo and Donatello. This is the logo for the 3 Italian named modules developed by MPLM team members.  The logo, copyrighted by Mirage Studios, depicts a ninja turtle in an astronaut flight suit.   

A.C. Farley has also posted the artwork on his Facebook page, and had this to add:
They got in touch with Mirage and asked if we would do the patch. I got to do it because I am in love with the space program. They made enameled metal pins, embroidered patches and jackets and other stuff I never even seen.

13 comments:

  1. That helmet looks too big for the turtles head ^^

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  2. I dunno. If anything I'd say it's probably too small. ^_^

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  3. I mean to say Helmet and Head in the opposite order :P

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  4. Cool patch!
    They forgot to mention Mike though and spelled Raph like Raffaello :)

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  5. Woah! That's something I never expected to see. Very cool find.

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  6. They forgot to mention Mike though and spelled Raph like Raffaello :)

    Yeah, I dunno what the deal with the names is..

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  7. They shouldn't have left Mike out, he's like the main dude ;)

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  8. Craig Farley's the man! I am a huge fan of anything he does. I recently had a great conversation with him (via email). Great guy and one of my favorite TMNT artists.

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  9. Oh, how great!! Good to know he hasn't dropped off the face of the planet!

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  10. They didn't leave him out... he's the dude holding the helmet! Know your turtles!

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  11. -->> What magic wand did you wave to get a hold of this ?! !!

    WOW !!

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  12. I got it for cheap on eBay before the rest of the Interwebs discovered it. Now I'm pretty sure it goes for a pretty penny.

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