2024 Total Eclipse Poster – Genna Duberstein

Against a gold and yellow background, a dog with a white face, black nose, black ears, and red tongue looks up. The dog is wearing orange eclipse glasses that are reflecting a solar eclipse in the lenses. In the top left, it reads "Through the eyes of NASA, Total Solar Eclipse 4.8.24, Keep looking up."
NASA/Genna Duberstein
February 22, 2024
CreditNASA/Genna Duberstein
Historical DateFebruary 22, 2024
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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 a Master of Fine Arts from American University and a Bachelor of Arts 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. 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.”

Have an idea for how to put your own spin on this poster? This artwork is also available as a downloadable coloring sheet.