Caloris Basin - Mercury - Travel Poster by Ron Guyatt

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Title – Caloris Basin – Mercury
Media – Travel Poster
Method – Photoshop CS4, Self Made – Photographic Textures
Dimensions – A3+ 13×19 Inches
Timeframe – 1.5hrs (Research) + .5hrs (Concepts) + 2hrs (Rendering)
Client – Personal Project

The Project:
Space tourism is still a long ways off, but it’s not hard to imagine that someday, tourists will visit the natural geological landmarks of other worlds much like they tour the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest or Ayers Rock. Each of these great tourist destinations needs a classic retro travel poster to entice visitors. Until the day people settle off world and make their own destinations many of these may be the places that people will want to travel too.
I hope that these posters can inspire people to think beyond our world to the limitless possibilities of the Universe.

Poster 11 of my series of Posters depicting landmarks in the Solar System. This is the 1st poster of a Set of 5 Depicting Locations on Mercury.
This piece is a fantasy depiction of the Caloris Basin on Mercury. Also called Caloris Planitia, is a large impact crater on Mercury about 1,550 km (960 mi) in diameter, one of the largest impact basins in the solar system. Caloris is Latin for heat and the basin is so-named because the Sun is almost directly overhead every second time Mercury passes perihelion. The crater, discovered in 1974, is surrounded by a ring of mountains approximately 2 km (1.2 mi) tall.

This is a Interpretive look at the Caloris Basin the Largest impact crater on Mercury and one of the Largest in the Solar System! The scene shows an interpretive stylized view of the object that hit Mercury creating this massive impact area. The Mountains at the ridge can be seen in the distance.


Posters in the Mercury Set
Caloris Basin
Poster 2
Poster 3
Poster 4
Poster 5

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