The History of Space Therapy
In my mid-twenties, about 10 years ago, I worked on a number of creative projects in my spare time and one of these projects was called Space Therapy.
It was a series of advertising posters which featured the most famous supermodel in the future. When I was searching for the images to put in this blog I came across some blurb I had written for what I hoped to be a postcard book. It was my ambition to get these pictures published in a small book; you know the kind where you can tear the postcards out from the perforated middle? Well, that didn’t happen, but let’s not get too disheartened as here’s the blurb which was going to go on the back for you to read:
Reading this made me smile. The original Space Therapy was cute, cartoony and fun. I love humour and on a side note I have in the pipeline a new ‘funny’ card series which will be out this time next year, but back to the present – or should I say, to the future:
It was a great chance to focus on design and colour and importantly, was a good lesson in working on the computer. Granted, it was a bit random and looking back over the work; one thing is noticeably absent – lesbians!
Where are the lesbian poster images?
Well, there aren’t any! I was more focused on shopping and picking up litter.
The sexuality of my futuristic supermodel wasn’t touched upon and sometimes it’s not all about the gay I guess. I might have thought in my head she had a girlfriend back on ‘Planet Paradise’ or something but I didn’t expand on it. Saying that, it would have been very cool if she had been a futuristic spokesperson for the LGBT community and I can think of some cool advertising contracts she might have landed!
As a whole, looking back, I like the optimism of the posters and when I was thinking of taking Space Therapy to a lesbian level, I definitely wanted to keep that in their future.
I knew exactly the kind of thing I would want to buy and see in a new Space Therapy world and three words sum up the new Space Therapy designs:
I’ve taken Space Therapy to a new place:
Space Therapy is going to be full of characters at that moment of want and desire. They live in a world where you can dream and look to a future full of promise and hope. For you and me it’s about lesbians kissing in space:
So, thanks for reading and check out Space Therapy! I hope you like these new prints and cards and thanks again for your #slamsupport and remember to #LookToTheFuture and keep your eyes peeled for more Space Therapy designs to add to your collection.
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