2023 Annular Eclipse Poster – Genna Duberstein

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Against a background of two shades of light blue, a cat is shown from the chest up. The cat is black and white with pink on its ears. The cat is wearing eclipse glasses, with an annular solar eclipse reflected in them. The poster says Through the eyes of NASA. Annular Eclipse 10.14.23. Keep Looking Up.

To celebrate the special role of eclipses in connecting art and science, creatives across NASA will be sharing their eclipse-inspired artwork in anticipation of two solar eclipses that will cross the United States on October 14, 2023, and April 8, 2024. This poster was created by Genna Duberstein.

Did you know this poster is also available as a coloring sheet? Check it out here.

Genna Duberstein is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated multimedia producer and graphic designer who specializes in both making and marketing content. Her work has been shown internationally, aired on PBS, and has been featured in many outlets, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, WIRED, The Atlantic, and National Geographic. She holds an M.F.A. from American University and a B.A. from The Ohio State University.

Where did you get inspiration for the eclipse poster?
“During the 2017 total solar eclipse, my parents sent me a picture of themselves, smiling in eclipse glasses and sitting on their front stoop with their dog. It was such a goofy, happy picture, I wanted to capture that same spirit for the poster. I have a dog of my own now – a goofy, happy American foxhound mix – and he proved to be the perfect model for the total eclipse poster, which will be released ahead of the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse. For the upcoming annular eclipse in October, I played with a similar design but referenced my parents’ tuxedo cat. There’s no denying an eclipse can be an awe-inspiring event, but it can be just plain fun too!”

What inspired you to become an artist?
“I can't help it! I've always made things, and I've been very fortunate to have had support along the way. My parents enrolled me in my first art class at four, and they encouraged me to submit work to art contests all through elementary and high school. Portfolio-based scholarships and commissioned portrait work helped me pay for college. To this day, I'm incredibly lucky to have had a career where I can be creative, and I am thankful for all the people who have made it possible.”