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Soviet Space Dogs

8 Sep

On 3 November 1957, Laika became the first Earth-born creature to travel to space. Although she died a few hours after launch, subsequent canine travelers returned from their out-of-this-world missions alive. They became national heroes in the Soviet Union, with their images reproduced on cigarette packets, sweet-tins, stamps and postcards. As the new book Soviet Space Dogs is launched, here’s a look at canine space explorers in Soviet pop culture…

Children’s toy packaging from West Germany in the late 50s shows Laika, the first space dog.

Children’s toy packaging from West Germany in the late 50s shows Laika, the first space dog.

A matchbox label from 1957 show Laika. The text translates as The First Sputnik Passenger – the dog Laika.

A matchbox label from 1957 show Laika. The text translates as The First Sputnik Passenger – the dog Laika.

This postcard from 1960 shows Belka and Strelka in a photomontage by the artist Sveshnikov. The flags spell out Happy New Year.

This postcard from 1960 shows Belka and Strelka in a photomontage by the artist Sveshnikov. The flags spell out Happy New Year.

 This Zvezdochka Confectionery tin from 1961 shows a portrait of space dog Zvezdochka.

This Zvezdochka Confectionery tin from 1961 shows a portrait of space dog Zvezdochka.

A portrait of Laika by the artist E. Gundobin is seen on a postcard, with the first three Sputniks in the background.

A portrait of Laika by the artist E. Gundobin is seen on a postcard, with the first three Sputniks in the background.

A postcard produced in Italy around 1960 shows an image of Kozyavka the space dog.

A postcard produced in Italy around 1960 shows an image of Kozyavka the space dog.

This photograph of Belka and Strelka was taken at the dogs’ first press conference in 1960 and printed onto a postcard.

This photograph of Belka and Strelka was taken at the dogs’ first press conference in 1960 and printed onto a postcard.

A 1960 space propaganda poster by the artist K. Ivanov. The text translates as The way is open to man! and depicts Belka and Strelka.

A 1960 space propaganda poster by the artist K. Ivanov. The text translates as The way is open to man! and depicts Belka and Strelka.

Confectionery tins were used as propaganda too. This 1960 tin, given to guests of the New Year’s Eve party at the Kremlin, shows Belka and Strelka.

Confectionery tins were used as propaganda too. This 1960 tin, given to guests of the New Year’s Eve party at the Kremlin, shows Belka and Strelka.

Illustrated by Yuri Galperin, this 1961 childrens book is titled The Adventures of Belka and Strelka.

Illustrated by Yuri Galperin, this 1961 childrens book is titled The Adventures of Belka and Strelka.

A matchbox label from 1959 from the Borisovsky Works.

A matchbox label from 1959 from the Borisovsky Works.

(Via: Nag on the Lake)

Space Dogs

24 Mar

Today we present some of our favorite Space Dog illustrations from Dribbble. The Space Dog appears to be a common theme which makes this an interesting way to compare and contrast the personal style of each illustrator.

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Laika, First Dog In Space by Eric R. Mortensen

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Puppy in space! by Eight Hour Day

Odnoklassniki Illustration

Odnoklassniki Illustration by Mail.Ru

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Cheerios by Ty Wilkins

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Space! by Tad Carpenter

Dog

Space Dog Books Concept by Tymn Armstrong

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In out space by Aleksey Litvishkov

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Space Dog by Ellis Latham-Brown

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Space Dog by Melanie Matthews

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Astronaut Guard Dog by Josh Cleland

Astrodog

Astrodog by Erica Sirotich

Jetdog

Playtime by Smiling Otis Studio

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space book by Kate Chesterton

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THE FUTURE by Julian Glander

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Space Dog by Jonas Hoffmann

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Shiny Space Doggie by Guillermo Garcia-Mont

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Space by Natasha Tsozik

Doggie B Movie Contest Winners!

18 Sep

 Today we have the pleasure of announcing our Doggie B Movie Contest Winners!

The winner of the Ultimate Doggie Movie Grand Prize is…

laura588

ULTIMATE DOGGIE MOVIE GRAND PRIZE
3 “doggie DVDs” –  Space Dogs, I Heart Shakey and Smitty!

And the runner up winner of the Doggie B Movie Poster is…

 Susan Chester

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for entering! Don’t forget to check out Doggie B in select theaters and On Demand and via Digital Download! www.doggieboogiemovie.com

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