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You Are The Center of The Solar System


You Are The Sun is the latest space themed tee by Chop Shop Store. Following on iconic tees that collected various deep space missions and historic Earth orbit missions, this new design draws a new picture of The Solar System as we know it today.


With your head as a stand-in for The Sun — the tee includes all 8 planets, 7 major moons, The Asteroid Belt and even details little Pluto lost among countless Kuiper Belt objects.

We are providing yet another link here to get it for Men on American Apparel 2001 or Tultex tees and for Women on American Apparel 2102 tees.

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Beyond Earth Goes Beyond the T-Shirt


The best selling tee of 2010 is now in print. 23 historic missions of various nations that travelled beyond Earth orbit to explore our solar system. The missions are loosely arranged according to their most notable destinations.

New larger scale print on 19″ x 25″ French, Speckltone 80lb. Inks are tinted with metallic.

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Ross Berens Takes on The Solar System

One thing about space science posters is they are usually not designed very well. You see them in high schools or universities and often use back-dated images from missions dating back 30 years… or worse… they are badly illustrated with no relation to what these bodies actually look like. For this reason, I had always thought it would be a great project to make some well-designed posters of the planets that feature the amazing images we now have of them from modern missions.

Sure enough someone comes along and knocks the whole system out in one fantastic series. They are each available for sale, but the funny thing about doing one for each planet is that you will not likely have too many takers for Uranus or even Pluto. However, the design on some of these makes it pretty tempting to grab them up just for the pretty.

I can’t wait until New Horizons gets to Pluto and it looks nothing like what is shown here and the art needs to be updated. Ross does try to keep it real by including the hypothetical ring some expect to find at Pluto when New Horizons arrives in 2015, but where are the 3 moons!?

I would be a rube to not include Saturn. But the exclusion of the Galileans at Jupiter, no Charon on the Pluto poster and the absence of Titan here on the Saturn poster has me wondering if there is a moon series in the works? If so, put me down for a copy of Io.

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