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Utah and Zion National Park

University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Field Trip Guide 2017

 
 

Over the years I've designed several covers for the field trip guides that the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Planetary Geology Field Studies put together for their trips to various locations of scientific interest (and fun!). 

This particular cover has been my favorite so far-- it's acrylic paint on board, and all the lettering is done by hand. I really wanted to convey a sense of wonder for the alien landscapes of Utah and Zion, with the connections to the sedimentary geology of the region as well as the connection to space and other planets. For a special touch, I checked what constellations would be visible in the sky during the field trip and included a few in the painting!