These fun illustrations by Norbert Mayer celebrate animals that have traveled in space.
O fishy traveller, what secrets have you seen?
Interesting thing that may not actually be a thing, but I thought I’d point it out anyway:
See that 5-pointed star shape that Mayer includes in all these? Looks a lot like the Chinese symbol for dà and the Kanji dai, both meaning “big”, which is an apt symbol to represent spacey things.
The symbol itself is an ideogram of a man’s outstretched arms, as if space was welcoming these animal explorers, no?