It is often said that there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on the beaches on earth – that is how fascinating space is. Space is a constant reminder that there is so much more out there and, while new discoveries are extremely exciting, there is always something that leaves us wondering. As much as scientists can imagine, so can we! Space is a popular theme in art because of the artistic license that comes with it: there is no limit to how creative an artist can be. The enchanting use of strong hues and gradients against a dark void gives an impressive result, perfect for those wishing to adorn their surroundings with a more intellectual but fun type of décor. NASA has even released some very interesting and beautiful space travel designs, perfect for the nerdier ones amongst us. This excellently-combined list of some of the best space-themed prints sold online will take you beyond our Earth and out into the depths of our starry skies.
Sunrise by Mac Rebisz: This design is by Mac Rebisz, an artist whose work is featured several times in the list. The red ground gives away the planet’s identity, while the restricted color palette creates a beautiful atmosphere, heightened by the sun rising in the distance.
Retrieval Team by Mac Rebisz: This design shows the retrieval of a space capsule that landed on Mars. Once again, the artist plays around with a limited palette and adds some green to the parachutes on both sides of the picture. Do you dream of going on the first Mars mission? Hang this print up as an encouragement towards your final goal.
‘Visions Of The Future’ Space Travel Posters by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: These space-themed posters were released by NASA as imaginative travel destinations of the future. The designers followed a specific retro style, and succeeded into conceiving a beautiful set of designs which can now be bought as prints. Still stuck thinking about how to decorate an entire wall? Look no further – here is your solution!
We Need You by NASA: This is a cool take on the popular ‘I want you’ poster, created by the American artist James Montgomery Flagg to recruit men for the U.S. army for World War II. NASA commissioned this design in 2009 as part of an official exhibit about their journey to Mars. You can now have this print hung at your place – and be forever tempted to join their mission too!
Outer Space Themed Canvas Prints by Natural Art: Go beyond the stars with this beautiful set of four outer space canvases. These galaxies and nebulae and their enchanting colors are perfect for an office – they give a sophisticated touch all whilst being a gentle reminder that you should always aim higher, dream bigger and never give up.
Space Surfing by Nicebleed: Slide across the sky with this gorgeous space surfing print. The artist makes a beautiful comparison between the ocean waves and space, and enhances motion and swift movement through an amazing blend of colours.
Jelly Space by Agus Setyawan: This design shows a creative mix of underwater and space, perhaps inspired by the perceived vastness of both. The interpretation of the jelly fish is very interesting, its bright depiction here is reminiscent of a round galaxy in the hands of the astronaut, and its reflection on his space suit creates a beautiful overall effect.
Space Skater by Steven Toang: This is a space-themed design that merges with a mix of contemporary culture, as an astronaut skates in front of club lights. Do you want to own this print and join in the fun?
Black Ocean by Mac Rebisz: This Black Ocean print refers to space as a black ocean, perhaps as a comparison to being underwater – the feeling of floating into space and being underwater is similar in some ways. The artist was creative in the angle and in placing a planet at the back – possibly the Earth. Are you ready to go on a spacewalk? This print is for you!
Meteoric Rainfall by Picomodi: This modern, beautifully-conceived design shows an astronaut holding an umbrella underneath a meteoric rainfall. The gradient of hues in the sky contrast wonderfully with the white and flat design at the bottom, drawing the viewer into a fantastical world.
Red Sphere by Steven Toang: This artistic representation of an astronaut against a red sphere – possibly a reference to Mars – is beautifully designed. The artist uses only two colors, and relies on just the shadow of the figure to define the theme. Both modern and minimalistic, this print will be loved by many.
Iron by Kuldar Leement: Red is the color of action, strength, and determination, and the artist brilliantly combines it with this space-themed design of a landscape on Mars. He uses the most bold of reds, creating a beautiful design which would wonderfully accentuate a room or an entrance hall.
Life on Mars by Davide Bonazzi: Take a stroll with your best four-legged friend with this print of an astronaut and his dog in space. Although the emptiness of the sky gives a solitary feel, the pair have each other as they wander along the uneven surface of the moon and observe Mars in the distance. Hang it on your wall as an appreciation to the loyal dog that never leaves your side!
Between the Stars, Spaceman by Avidan Murillo: This design with limited orange and blue/green hues shows a scene with an astronaut and a number of radars – possibly used in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The scene is heavily shadowed, giving it a bit of an eerie feeling – are you ready to lie underneath those stars?
Galaxy Astronaut Standing Alone by Dhiya Abbas: The artist’s decision to complete this impressive work using a wide range of blues creates a beautiful contrast with the warm reflection in the astronaut’s space helmet – probably the sun. This reflected spot of light also suggests another wonderful interpretation: some hope in a dark world.
Untitled by Slimesunday: This representation of the astronaut evokes some loneliness, and the colors complement it in the most gorgeous of ways. The crystal-like rocks emphasize the desert surroundings, but the concept in its entirety inspires empathy with the astronaut as he stands there on his own.
Vekiĝo by Shorsh: Loneliness is a common subject in space-themed prints: although manned missions are not often solo missions, the vastness of our solar system can create an eerie feeling for the astronauts out there. Can you empathize?
Red Planet by Phazed: This design is a playful imagination of a visit to Mars – the astronaut is accompanied by an animal, possibly a dog. The foggy air, perhaps created by the wind, creates a dreamy scene of friendship in a foreign world.
Cosmonaut 2 by Mac Rebisz: This digital work is impressive: it is set in an unusual angle and it is almost hyperrealistic. The details in the footsteps of the cosmonaut add to the intensity of the work; the ground is crisp and we can almost see him take the next step – maybe in your bedroom? This print is great for those fascinated with space.
Shuttle 204 by Mac Rebisz: This scene shows a futuristic space station, conveniently built on Mars. The astronauts are working on the ascent vehicle, known as Shuttle 204. Are you passionate about man setting foot on Mars? This print will give you the first taste of it!
Mars by f-e-s-q: This representation of two lovers on Mars is beautifully symbolical. The couple is on a planet that is most known for its red color, the color of love. Do you want to impress your lover with a space-themed print? This is your chance!
Domes On Mars by TenkenNoKaiten: This is another beautiful interpretation of life on Mars. Despite being an imaginary scene, the idea behind it and its conception are, in many ways, not scientifically incorrect. This realistic aerial view would look great in a room with minimal decor – its simplicity would be the perfect touch.
Mars Science Laboratory – Curiosity by Mac Rebisz: This is a design of NASA’s actual Mars rover, Curiosity. The artist chooses an aerial view of the rover while it investigates the planet by taking samples of the ground, searching for a sign of life. Are you also passionate about life on Mars? Hang this print above your work space and join the search!
Mars Exploration Rover A – Spirit by Mac Rebisz: This is a representation of the Mars Exploration Rover A, known as Spirit, that landed on Mars in 2004. In 2009, Spirit, got stuck in some soft soil, and it has since been used as a stationary platform. This print needs to be hung in a strategic place, this brave rover needs maximum love and appreciation!
Astronaut Riding The Lunar Rover by NASA: This photo of an astronaut riding a rover on the moon during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972 was released by the NASA itself. Don’t you wish you were there?
Space by Heaven Textures: Shoot across space with this meteor shower! This lustrous design with a beautiful palette of pink and purple hues would look great in a living room or in a girl’s bedroom. Pair it up with another design by Heaven Textures for a perfect finish!
Planets by Heaven Textures: What is space without some gloss? Spice up a monotonous wall with this lovely print. Inspired by Saturn’s ring, the artist takes this idea further and gives the planets a modern touch.
Space Textures by Michellaz: Get an electric feel of space with this quirky set of six space textures. The choice of colors and the degrading hues in each design give a sense of movement as the comets shoot across the sky. These prints would appeal more to the younger generation – decorate a preteen’s room or study with this set as an encouragement for them to always aim for the stars.
Astronaut 3 by MiaArt: This fun representation of a female astronaut is a beautiful appreciation of women in science, especially in astronomy. The artist chose a grey palette, this matches perfectly with the tough spirit he wants to portray. Show you admiration for the girls out there, and put this print up as proof of female resilience.
To Infinity by Daniel Taylor: How many times have you felt a little blue? Feel some magic with this colorful photo edit of a space shuttle take off, and brighten up a grey day with the colors of the rainbow left behind in the smoke. This print will instantly make your day better – there is nothing that a dash of color cannot fix!
Space Elevator by Hairy Arm Collective: The artist creates an interesting concept as he compares the smoke left behind after the take off of a space shuttle with an elevator. The well-defined borders of the smoke and the rest of drawing create a clean effect, and lead the viewer’s attention towards the shuttle which becomes visibly smaller at it moves further away. The grey tones of this work means that it could fit a more formal environment – maybe your work office?
Station7 by Liis Roden: This design of a spaceship launch is interesting due to the choice of colors and its setting. The space station is perpendicular to the take off, giving the composition more strength. The figures of the people indicate the size of the station – have you ever felt small when compared to things of such magnitude?
Visionary Pioneers by SolarExploration: This idea behind this print is creative, imaginary, and futuristic. It represents an exploration mission on a planet, with some astronauts – or people – as pioneers of this new planet. This is an exciting concept, and anticipates living on a planet other than Earth. Would you volunteer to live on another planet?
A Hundred Miles Off by Kuldar Leement: This design evokes a solitary feeling, the astronaut sits alone in a remote spot with his small space craft. Yet, it is calm and the atmosphere is serene. Are you looking for a more peaceful space-themed print? This is the one.
Ambition 1 Ascent by Mac Rebisz: Another brilliant digital work of art by the artist Mac Rebisz. This is a fantastic representation of an ascent vehicle taking off from Mars. The angle he chose to view this from gives a very realistic perspective and adds depth to the sky above. Impressive is an understatement – you need this print on your walls!
Ophelia Station by Mac Rebisz: This exciting representation of a space station with a backdrop of a large bright planet behind creates a fantastic effect. The artist, Mac Rebisz, uses an unusual angle to emphasize activity and movement, and to make the scene more realistic. It is a successful tactic and the result is remarkable – making it one of best space-themed prints out there.
In Orbit by Mac Rebisz: A space craft floats in orbit whilst two astronauts go out on a spacewalk. The artist bathes the whole scene in warm light, putting more emphasis on the red planet below. Are you passionate about space exploration? This print will bring out your inner nerd!
Falcon Heavy Booster Rockets Synchronized Landing by SpaceX: The impressive simultaneous landing of the Falcon Heavy booster rockets on this photo was an extraordinary technical feat for SpaceX, an American private aerospace company whose eventual aim is to transport paying tourists into space. Are you ready to go?
White Castle by Yuri Shwedoff: This interesting design features a post-apocalyptic scene at space shuttle launch center, now partly hidden. It provides an ironic but wonderful contrast with the voyager on a horse – the space shuttle was meant to travel space while the voyager is back to using the most basic method of travel, a horse.
Voyager 3 Pluto Flyby by Mac Rebisz: NASA launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in 1977, with the aim of exploring Jupiter and Saturn. It is said that NASA had plans to launch Voyager 3 to study Pluto, but this project never happened. In this design, the artist gives Voyager 3 its chance to fly amongst the skies. Obtain this print as a sign of respect to Pluto – devalued again a second time in 2006 when it was demoted to dwarf planet!
A Weird Planet by Seamless: Snuggle up with your lover amongst the wilderness whilst enjoying a view of space. This creative overlay of photos is beautifully conceived and creates a warm atmosphere of wonder and love. Gift this to the person you want to spend a lifetime wishing upon stars with.
Saturn Child by Annisa Tiara Utami: This design is reminiscent of many of our childhood curiosities… can you walk on Saturn’s ring? The child runs gracefully across the surface, as her blond hair flows behind her. Hang this print in your bedroom and run along the ring too, finally fulfilling your childhood dream.
Message in a Bottle by Marco Melgrati: A playful design by Marco Melgrati, whose work is featured more than once in this post. This lovely representation is entitled Message in a Bottle, as the astronaut tries to send a message on a paper plane in the same way that people send messages in bottles in the seas and rivers on Earth. Will he ever get a reply?
Houston We Have A Problem by Marco Melgrati: Houston, we have a problem! The astronaut is trying to tackle a giant squid in space. The artist’s fantastic imagination creates an amusing scene which is guaranteed to break the dull atmosphere in the room.
Where’s The Edge Of The Universe? by Marco Melgrati: How strong is your curiosity? Do you ever wonder what is behind the universe and whether it has an edge? This astronaut has just found out – he opened the door, revealing light. Is this perhaps a reflection of how we can always find the light, no matter how dark it gets? Keep your hopes up and hang this print in front of your work space!
Phazed Pixel Art by Phaze: Enter a merged world of pixel art and space with this very sweet design of an astronaut and his dog. The color palette is beautiful and bold, and this print would look great in a room that is missing some eye-catching decor.
The View by Fran Rodriguez: Have tea on the patio with a view of the Earth with this beautiful print. The overlay of the photos creates an ideal summer setting which instantly draws you in – you can almost hear the chatter of the ladies and feel the evening breeze. Do you want to join in the conversation?
Swing by Fran Rodriguez: Swing into space with this lovely juxtaposition of the Earth seen from space and a girl on a swing. The picture is beautifully composed as the angle of the photos matches perfectly. The use of filters on the girl’s photo create a vintage effect and give the dreamy impression of a recolored photo. Hang this in a girl’s bedroom for a wonderful swing above the clouds.
Sound System by Florent Bodart: An interesting play on design and words – the artist makes a wonderful comparison between a vinyl record and the solar system. This print would look great in a recording studio or on the wall above a music lover’s desk.
Wanderers – MSL/Curiosity Commemoration Print by Vondell Swain: This digital art of the Mars rover, Curiosity, is combined with a quote by the award-winning American astronomer Carl Sagan. The quote is taken from his book, Cosmos (1980) and refers to space exploration, and thus combines wonderfully with Mars. Are you looking for some inspiration? This print will certainly inspire you to never stop looking for answers.